Allen, Texas running back Charles Opeseyitan wasn't anticipating being out for most of his senior year, but it indirectly gave him a chance to develop attributes he can use at the next level.
After suffering a season ending knee injury earlier in the year, the 5-foot-10, 186-pound Opeseyitan was forced to the sidelines. The team captain still made it to all of the games and to many practices before therapy just to be there. With his commitment solid to Tulsa and the season over, he's ready to get to the next level.
"You can play football, but can you sit there and watch and still be supportive," Opeseyitan said about his season. "It's a test of character. I've supported the team 100 percent and watched every game. They knew I was there but I'm just not on the field."
Opeseyitan's team lost in the state semi-finals to Southlake Carroll. Right before that game, the talented Metroplex runner was visiting his future school on an official visit.
It appears that there is no wavering from this young prospect.
"It was a great trip," Opeseyitan said about his visit to Tulsa. "I got to see a lot of the coaches and some of my future teammates I'll be playing with next year. Tulsa is just like Allen, it just felt like home.
"They accepted me. The coaching staff told me that even though I got injured, they said that they're going to need me next year. I was thankful for that because it means a lot."