Yesterday afternoon, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor announced his intent to enter the 2011 Supplemental Draft. Sitting beside his agent Drew Rosenhaus, Pryor apologized to his former college coach Jim Tressel, and said he was looking forward to moving on to the next stage of his life. Good for him.
Rosenhaus then took the platform and in a sometimes (unintentionally) funny soliloquy, made a very bold prediction: that Pryor would be selected in the first round of the Supplemental Draft.
With all of the news this past week about the major violations at Ohio State and the subsequent resignation of head football coach Jim Tressel, I felt like sharing some first-hand knowledge about what these kids go through while playing big-time Division I football. It’s been a long time since I felt the pressures of being a student-athlete and a lot has changed in terms of the overall exposure that kids face today on a daily basis, but I understand how tough things can be.