I love Steven Threet for his heart, his moxie and his willingness to try and fit into an offensive scheme that probably wasn't the best fit for him as a QB. But at some point, you have to look in the mirror and decide what is best for you the rest of your life. If that's playing football for 2 yrs at po-dunk state, fine, but if its getting one of the best educations in these United States of America, you have to look at the big picture. And this is where your parents set you straight. You may be a good athlete, but there may be several athletes that are better than you at your given sport. Time to face the facts and live with it.
When I worked with the football team back in the 80's, there was this kid named Rich Hewlett. He was a pretty good football player and he was smart as hell. He started the M vs OSU game as a freshman for god's sake, but he didn't play much at QB much after that game. Bo wanted to mix it up and as we all know, he would do anything, ANYTHING to try and beat Ohio State. It didn't work out that day and Rich ended up as a safety for the rest of his career. He wasn't the best QB, he wasn't the best safety, but godammit, he was a f'ing fighter that would never give up to help his team win championships.
Guess what happened to that guy that wasn't good enough to beat out the likes of Steve Smith and then Jim Harbaugh? He was a pretty good contributor as a safety on the team. He wasn't all conference or all american, but he was a teammate for the MEEECHIGAN Wolverines! He studied his *ss off and did okay on the field and got his degree. Then he went on to get his JD degree and is now a very successful lawyer, an awesome father and great husband. Hugo is a close friend of one of my best friend's family from Michigan. I know him in passing. But he is the epitome of what a Michigan Man is.....unfortunately, Steven Threet is getting advice that tells him he will be a star at XyZ University. This is simply not the case and he could either help his team to championships in the future, help his successors learn faster or move on. He has chosen to move on, versus taking on this unenviable task of helping create champions on his team. This is where he is missing one of life's valuable lessons. Its a shame, that's all i can say.
I had to chance for a soccer scholarship in college at Adrian College, but my life long dream was attending the University of Michigan, even though they only had a club soccer team at the time. I had to work through college and was fortunate enough to be a trainer for the football, basketball and hockey teams (when Red started and they were horrible..) for 4 years. It was never going to be my profession as I knew i needed to work right after college and could never afford to go to grad school for physical therapy, but I knew that it would help pay for college and also let me participate in a team environment. I accepted my fate and played IM sports and club soccer for 4 years.
And i have never looked back. I got the coveted M diploma, i made a family very proud of me and now I am running sales for my current employer in Europe, exposing my children to life experiences I could never imagine growing up.
Be careful what you wish for, don't always let everyone tell you that you are getting "screwed" when you have a full ride to a great university that 99% of the world's population would love to attend. Learn to be a leader for the rest of your life, not only for a couple seasons at xyz college because you are QB1.
Those Who Stay WILL be Champions! Rich Hewlett was and so would Steve Threet if he would have stayed for his entire career.