After several months of waiting, it appears the seniors of Dallas (Texas) Wilmer Hutchins High School have finally found a home when they were forced to close their school.
For teammates Xavier Rambo and Anthony Webb, even though they had made their college decision early by choosing Kansas, they were still in limbo on where they would graduate from high school. Now, that time has come to an end as the two high school football players and the rest of the senior class join South Oak Cliff High School.
"It's the best thing that could have happened," Rambo said. "If the UIL (University Interscholastic League) had said no, we couldn't have played ball in the last year of high school. We fit in here better than we thought and they've just really welcomed all of us."
"Plus, it's a spread offense and Anthony really likes the defense."
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound receiver Rambo and the 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback Webb seem to like their new surroundings and now they have a chance to play for a team definitely in the championship hunt.
Considering both Hutchins and South Oak Cliff were ranked highly in the state before the combination, now the strength is even bigger.
"We are going to shock a lot of people," Webb said. "It would be very special for us to win now after all of this. We wanted to win it with Wilmer Hutchins, but now it would really be great for us to do it under the circumstances."
The one thing that wasn't important for the two players was showing off their stuff. After making a commitment to their college choice, they weren't worried about getting noticed.
They just wanted to play ball again.
"If we couldn't play, we'd still have our scholarship," Rambo said. "We would have taken that time to focus on the books and get those grades up. Now though, it's been great to know we can do both."