Every season there is the sad story of a young student-athlete who is off to a fine senior season only that player's momentum to be stopped by a season ending injury. Athlete prospect Brandon Earl (5-10, 196, 4.49) from Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon.
Earl was off to a fine start his first two games playing quarterback for his team.
In his first two games, Earl passed for 340 yards and three passing touchdowns. He has also rushed for 255 yards and three more touchdowns on the ground.
Then unfortunately Earl's season came to an end. Still he thought there was hope for an early return but that was not to be.
To give you an indication of this young man's grit he tried to play on his injured knee three weeks after the injury. Earl's doctor originally thought that he tore his meniscus and that because he was young it would heal. The thought was Earl would be back on the field after about three or four weeks.
When Earl returned to practice four weeks later he tried to plant and the knee gave way. Now the doctors think he may have a torn ACL. He will being getting a MRI on his November 9th.
"I was practicing and my knee just went out," Earl said. "It was just like that."
If there is a silver lining to this story it is colleges that had been recruiting him are still recruiting him.
"I just got back from Oregon State," Earl said. "It was a nice, the campus was beautiful."
"The campus was wide open and it was very green," Earl said. "The fans were great and they were dressed in orange and black. They were very supportive of their team."
"I'm going to take an unofficial visit to Fresno State this coming weekend (Nov. 5th) and take in their game," Earl said. "Arizona State has also picked up their interest a little bit recently."