I was excited to be selected to be one of the 8 finalists for the Brooke House College Scholarship. This Football academy in England is similar to IMG or Montverde. They currently have 50 players from different ethnic backgrounds among their 250 students. The college (High School in the US) is famous for the amount of students that have become professional players. Located in Leicestreshire, they held tryouts for 50 talented US soccer players ended with 8 players that were interviewed by 3 representatives of the school in hopes of making the cut.
I was fortunate to be one of those players interviewed. Even though I was not the selection, I was told in private some very encouraging words by the Brooke House staff. In February 27, 2017, I received an email offering me a partial scholarship to live and study in England for senior year of high school, something me and my parents will consider. I also had a very interesting meeting after my interview with former English First Division player and coach, Micky Adams, who now is a sports agent for Midas Sports Management.
I’m pictured above after my formal interview with Micky Adams and Lawrie Dudfield, Brooke House Football Academy Development Consultant.