There's a kid at our school who I like to think of as Superkid. He's been blessed with tremendous physical tools - he's 6'4", 190, as strong as a horse and quick as a deer. He's also been blessed with brains, as he's a straight-A student with good SAT scores and a National Honor Roll membership. And he's been raised very well. His dad is my assistant coach and he himself is a humble, quiet, nice kid. Like I said, Superkid.
He's played for me the last three years as my shortstop and centerfielder, but football is his true love. Last year, he signed a letter of intent with Duke University to be their wide receiver. He got a full ride athletic scholarship and is heading there in about a month.
Tonight, during the mercifully short athletic banquet, he got up, and asked all of his coaches at the school to come up to the front. There, he presented us all with Duke hats, and thanked us all for his development as an athlete and as a person. It was one of the nicest things I've ever heard.
I've always sort of disliked Duke, because they're such a chief rival of Michigan State, my alma mater. But now I have a Duke hat that fits me like a glove. And a great kid who I'll always remember going to the school. I think I might have to start becoming a Duke fan. Except when they play the Spartans.
In other news, "Bobby" won the Coach's Award for Wrestling.
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