I don’t care what she says, some 18 years ago, Shaiy Howard could not have known that this moment would be like this. All parents dream of and pray for big things for their child upon their entrance into this World. However, All-American cornerback Tracy’s Howard’s mother could not have envisioned this scenery nearly two decades ago.
On the eve of what will be her son’s biggest decision, Shaiy Howard is trending on one of the largest websites on the Internet, Twitter.com. Howard has posed as the de facto social media bouncer for her highly sought after son. In this day in age, it’s probably a necessary evil as the on rush from fans, media and coaches through a Twitter account can drop a G.P.A. like Michael Spinks versus Mike Tyson. So there she is, with her shield like a soldier in “300” taking on everything coming his way. Ms. Howard is doing a great job but also appears to be enjoying it.
Now I love Uncle Luke. I don’t know that you will find many who wore the University of Miami uniform who don’t. You know whenever someone starts it off by saying they love somebody, there’s another shoe about to drop. I have to call him out on his recent article written in Miami New Times about super agent Drew Rosenhaus entitled: Drew Rosenhaus is the Gordon Gekko of Sports Agents.
In Luke’s article he references Terrell Owen’s quotes about how Rosenhaus referred him to financial planners who steered him into poor and risky investments that eventually flopped. Luke also calls Rosenhaus out for having never donated a dime to the youth leagues in the inner city of Miami, the place where a great deal of his clients come from (according to Luke). Luke also takes Drew to task on failing to teach his clients fiscal responsibility and stated that Rosenhaus “preys on under privileged African Americans.”
There’s fast and there’s what the hell Marvin Bracy is. Bracy has developed a reputation more so for his speed than his football prowess over the last year or so. Bracy ran a 10.05 last summer in the 100 meters and made people watching it curse in amazement. Just when you say to yourself, the kid has probably maxed out his potential, Bracy opens up this track season with what he did the other day.
Bracy lined up for a 55 meter dash for a Youth (hilarious) indoor track meet on Sunday January 29th and stunned the crowd with Mazerati type acceleration out of the blocks. Before anyone knew what happened, Bracy blistered through the finish line and into the safety pads in a time of 6.08 seconds. This is the fastest time of the year thus far. It’s early in the track season folks. It sure seems to me like Bracy is on his way of surpassing the junior record of 10.01 set by Florida’s Jeff Demps.
If you are a recruitingnik, by now you have dug deep into the Landon Collins drama. Collins announced his college intentions at the Under Armour All-American game earlier this month. What is typically a joyous event for player and family alike, punctuated with hugs and tears was anything but.
Collins’ choice of the Crimson Tide hat was greeted with a sigh, head drop and hand over face by Landon’s mother April Justin. Justin is stern in her belief that Collins’ best choice would be the hometown LSU Tigers as opposed to their bitter SEC rival Alabama. Justin’s motives may never be truly known but she has offered up her opinion publicly.
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