My Son stated that he desired to play football several years ago. I tried to get him to learn how to operate a computer other than playing games for several years before this. My Wife and I decided that it was something that he brought up and that if he wanted to do it, we will be behind him 100%. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I am a youg Dad(he is 18, I am 37) and I really did not blend in well with the other Dads.
When this first started I heard that someone stated that they knew someone that was getting a "Full Ride". I had NO idea what it was but someone stated that my son was one of the best players at that age group and that he might be able to get a "Full Ride" one day. I just smiled and nodded. That was his first year playing football in the eighth grade.
I was informed that it might help get my son into a college if I were to tape all of his games and create a tape with his best moves. I had no idea how to edit video or which Camera would be the best. So I bought a JVS us-270 and just started filming. After about two years of filming his Coach came up to me one day(most coaches have no personality from my experience, this one did)and stated "Your son has a career in this if he keeps this up Mr. XXXXXX, He is the best I have ever seen.). I just smiled and nodded and did not get my hopes up, but thought to myself that it would be nice.
To get to the point, I learned how to edit film on a PC and bought a Macbook because I heard it would be easier. I created the film from just 7 games and sent it to several different schools and put it up on Youtube. I cannot believe that so many would be interested. He started hanging out at Vanderbilt and was actually offered a "Full Ride" From Vanderbilt starting in 2008. It has been a life changing experience.
Let me know if anyone actually reads this and I will add the link to his videos.