SI Article about Recruits Participating in Summer Camps

Submitted by Marley Nowell on May 23rd, 2012 at 10:53 PM…

Really great article about 5 different recruits and the reasons they are particpating in summer camps instead of goofing off like most of us did in high school.  Here is a quick summation:

Texas OT Jake Raulerson : Already committed to play at Texas, but he doesn't have spring camp at his high school and is working his way back from tonsil surgery so the camps give him more reps to practice.

California CB Chris Hawkins: Currently rated the #9 CB prospect and committed to USC, this ultra competitive kid wants to be #1.

Florida LB Quinton Powell: Committed to Florida and looking to prove that he can move from DE to LB by showing his coverage skills.

Indiana QB Danny Etling: 3 Star recruit committed to Purdue and looking for his 4th Star to spurn on better recruiting for Purdue (good luck with that).  Also his section has a shout out to Shane Morris.

Georgia TE Evan Engram:  Under the radar recruit who is hoping to get some offers from SEC and ACC schools.  Good luck to the kid.



May 23rd, 2012 at 10:58 PM ^

Jake Raulerson: "working his way back from tonsil surgery "........... wait, really?  I think an in-grown toenail would make more sense, but I guess everyone needs their reason.



May 24th, 2012 at 9:04 AM ^

Having your tonsils and adenoids removed is a horrible, hellish experience.  No joke.  You can't really sleep, can't really eat, can't take the pain meds you want to take (only Tylenol, no aspirin or Advil.)  Your throat bleeds pretty much constantly for a week... It really, really sucks.  I wasn't right for 2 weeks myself.  The no sleeping is the worst.

I thought the same thing before I got my surgery, "I'll just eat ice cream for a couple days, this'll be a snap."  Not a snap.  Horrible & hellish.  I'm shuddering just thinking about it.

On the bright side it does solve the problem of getting sore throats constantly, but don't hammer the kid for that.  It sucks.