Ego Ferguson Journal Entry #1
August 10th, 2009
My name is Ego Ferguson Jr., I come from a small town called Mims located in
Florida. We did not have the best role models, and I didn’t have the chance to
play football until I moved to Maryland where I played my 1st year of organized
football in 9th grade at Saint Johns Catholic Prep.
The summer of my sophomore year is when I realized that it was time for me to
step up and do what ever it took to help my team win. In this process, I worked
my way to becoming one of the top ranked players in my area. Junior year is the
year I established my self in the nation not just my area. It wasn’t easy at all
my father and I drove countless hours to Baltimore and DC to work with in my
opinion the best trainers in the state. Not only did my trainers help me get
ready for my high school season, but they also prepared me for the camps I
attended. By attending these it helped to establish me as a football player and
put my name out there.
The camps helped me bring in a lot of offers; I now have 52 division one offers
from schools all around the country. A couple schools in particular are
California, Vanderbilt, Florida State, South Carolina, UCLA, USC, Notre Dame,
North Carolina, Nebraska, Maryland, Miami, Oklahoma, Penn State, LSU, and
Tennessee. It's such a privilege to have all these schools recruiting me, but the
decision is definitely going to be tough for me.
This year, I made the decision to transfer from Saint Johns to Hargrave military
academy. It was a hard decision to make, but I believe that Hargrave will help
me reach my goals in life. At Hargrave, I will be playing on their post graduate
as the only senior. I strongly believe that my team has the chance to go
undefeated this year. With the coaches and my teammates I believe that it will
bring me one step closer to my goals.
Without God and my parents none of this would be possible. I realize I am very
fortune to be in the position I’m in right now. This is an opportunity I don’t
want to take advantage of it and I’m going do everything in my power to reach my
Ego Ferguson Jr.
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