When it is too late for an athlete to comeback, or better yet at what point has an athlete put himself in a situation where colleges can no longer take a chance on a top rated recruit.
2011 Arlington Bowie Safety Quentin Sergent was one of the most recognized athletes in the state of Texas since the age of 12. I would have to write an entire book to tell his story, but I will do my best to tell you as much as I possibly can in this article. It will be a good read because I was fortunate to be a part of the glory years.
"Q Sargent" as they call him was on the winning side of life at an early age. Field days, city championship, pee wee championships, spring football MVP awards, all city teams, all district, 3 star ratings on rivals.com and a multi-division I offered athlete. He had accomplished all you can accomplish as a young athlete in the great state of Texas. The problem with all this success he received on the straight away track is there were no speed limit signs. Plenty of caution flags, but no speed limit signs. So as the road started to wind and twist he never took his foot off the gas. Quentin ran into several trees and hit multiple road bumps that made his senior year a disaster. He landed in Arizona to finish his high school days without sports. It was strategic move on his sister/mothers part to get him off the path to self destruction. Things started looking up for Sargent. He soon landed in Division I limbo, "Junior College". Not a bad place to be stuck because players like Cam Newton have landed in such a place and history has been written. After a couple stabs at JC, Sargent hadn't yet realized to accomplish the ultimate dream; he had to get out of his own way. He would have to for the first time look failure into the face and say, "I’m not ready yet!" Picked up the phone to call lifelong friend and former mentor Clarence Nevels and say, "I will do whatever it takes to get back on the field"
This article was written so that young athletes know that college is a privilege. It is not a right. The road to college is a rough as you make it. Quentin Sargent will get his chance at redemption. It won't be easy making those around him believe, but what does it matter if he believes in himself. His father was quoted saying, "whether you think you can or can’t, your right." I believe in Quentin Sargent so I will use all of my resources to get him another shot. He will have to make the ultimate sacrifice, but the reward will match his hard work. Celebrate with me the Rise of a fallen star. God bless Quentin on his journey back.
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