Outgoing high school students looking to secure a spot on a college football team may find themselves becoming a Brahma after attending “Prospect Day.”
“Prospect Day” is aimed to show neighboring high school students the Brahma spirit.
Attendees will have a chance to tour the facilities and meet staff – both active and former players – as well as coaches from the football program.
Head coach Carlos Woods said “Prospect Day” is important for students so they can make an informed choice for their future.
“This is one of the biggest decisions they will make in their collegiate career, it’s what will set them up for a four year,” Woods said.
Athletic Director Moriah Van Norman said that it is great when students can weigh their options for life after high school.
“It is beneficial from them, and when the focus is education, it is even better because we are preparing these students for a successful future,” Van Norman said.
Woods is prepping for the event by making sure that the students are exposed to what they haven’t seen anywhere else.
Recruiting Coordinator Richard Dax Sanchies said students will also be working out with the players and coaches.
Woods said there is plenty planned, but wants to keep some details as a surprise.
“I don’t want to give away all the goodies, we’ll save that for next Saturday,” Woods said. “It’s going to be a fun event.”
“Prospect Day” will also give the coaching staff a chance to meet potential athletes. Woods and Sanchies’ said there’s more requirements to a player than their athletic skill.
“My number one priority is guys that fit a character,” Sanchies said. “Guys that help teammates, good citizens, great athletes and good students.”
Woods also looks out for students that can balance the hard work of the game and academia.
“Football is not for everybody. It takes a special mindset to handle my demands and your classwork,” Woods said.
Woods and Sanchies are expecting about 20 to 50 high school students to show up.
The event will take place on Saturday, Mar. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.