As a former student at Cal-State Fullerton and a cornerback and safety in the National Football League, I recognize the value and the need for today’s talented young athletes to attend college and fulfill their athletic dreams on the collegiate level. There are millions of high school athletes around the country, but without a direct means to effectively demonstrate their talents to the right people, such as college recruiters and coaches, those dreams may not become realized.
With the viable online presence of 2Fivesports.com, today’s aspiring college athletes have at their disposal an online forum that allows them to showcase their abilities, gain the attention of college coaches and recruiters, and begin the successful transition from high school sports to college athletics, armed with scholarships and the necessary means to succeed not only on the field, but in the classroom, as well.
In my professional football career, I was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 1986 NFL Draft after I completed my college football career at Cal State-Fullerton. I also played for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Green Bay Packers, and the Seattle Seahawks. While with the Giants, I was a two-time Super Bowl Champion. However, at the beginning of my college career, I faced the challenges of finding a scholarship that would enable me to earn my degree and play football at the same time. It is now my passion and my mission to help student athletes across the country make that vital connection with the right people so that they can get the athletic scholarships they need and deserve.
With 2Fivesports.com, today’s talented high school athletes and their parents have at their fingertips the ability to showcase and demonstrate their athletic abilities to a large and captive audience in an effort to secure an athletic scholarship. It can simply be too overwhelming to figure out the typical process involved. In today’s competitive market, scouts will not just knock on a student athlete’s door. Today’s young athletes have to make themselves known to all the college coaches in their particular sport in order to potentially obtain that coveted scholarship. How is that done? With 2Fivesports.com!
With the assistance of your funding and support, these student athletes can enter the field of college sports armed with the information, ability, and financial means to make their dreams a reality. When students register on our site, they can create their own profiles which allow them to upload a bio, photos. They have 24/7 access to the feedback they receive from colleges, and they can communicate with coaches, friends, and other student athletes. In the competitive world of college sports, this is truly a win-win scenario.
It easily narrows the field and readily opens more doors for both the student athlete and the coaches and recruiters…in just a few simple clicks! 2Five Sports provides online recruiting services for high school and junior college athletes who would like to continue their athletic and academic careers on a sports scholarship.
You’ve got guys and girls who have ten, fifteen, twenty years in that sport at the highest level. That’s a compliment of what they’ve done to stay there: doing the right things, staying out of trouble, and doing the hard work to keep at the top. It goes all the way across the spectrum. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
You’ve got to have a strong mind. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
All things being equal, you pick any sport, everybody can play the sport. Let’s say everybody could play the sport at a higher level. What separates the ones that make it and the ones that don’t is who’s coachable, who can read the playbook, and who can do the things that a coach wants you to do. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
You may outrun me, you may out-lift me, you may hit the golf ball further than me, but you’re not going to out-think me.
Always use your mind. Keep your mind strong. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
Hard work pays off in life. You know what it’s like to put the hard work and get the benefits of it. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
Sports is a very small microcosm of life. Whatever you get in a sport, it happens in life as well. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
I try to keep everything based on what I’ve learned back then. Keeping my mind focused and doing the right thing forward. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
When you reach the highest point and win a championship, all the work it took to get there – high school, college, and training camp – you go, what’s next? Once you reach the top, you can’t go any higher. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
It is my obligation to help the younger kids be better. That is a responsibility of a person who has “made it” to the highest level. What that student athlete does with it is up to them. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
We give the student athlete the platform for the opportunity for a sports scholarship. We give them the platform to get exposure to a lot of these schools. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
The reason we do this is because there are some kids out there who need exposure. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
Don’t discount that 2.8 GPA. It does mean something. You can get the work done. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
You expect to fail, but plan to succeed. Everything you do, it’s not going to be perfect. You’re going to get used to failing to build yourself back up. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
You have to plan to be successful. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
Set goals and build a strategy. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
You’ve got to build a strategy within the goal because a lot of goals could be short set. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
You set a goal and build a strategy on how to reach that goal…THAT is where you become successful. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
Goals are the short game. Strategies are the long game. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
One of the best things you could give a kid is not confidence. If you give a kid hope, you’d be amazing what they can do. Kids want hope. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit
It is hard to make it in any major sport. But the hardest thing is staying. Every year there is a draft trying to replace you. @2FiveSports @LIOVirtualAthleticSummit