Things are definitely in limbo for Dallas (Texas) Wilmer Hutchins players as they are now working on finding a new high school due to money issues.
At home, perusing over a list of Dallas area schools with his mother, wide receiver Xavier Rambo is already committed to his college choice Kansas but still must fine a place to play ball for his senior year. Fellow teammate and Jayhawk commit Anthony Webb are looking over the options to make the best decision.
"They had to close our school down and gave us three Dallas schools to pick in Dallas Carter, South Oak Cliff, and A. Maceo Smith High School," Rambo said. "Then they wanted all the senior to go to (James) Madison High School which is our biggest rival."
"I'm against it not just for football reasons, but academics and I don't feel like any of the other Dallas schools are going to give me that."
Webb and Rambo also feel lucky to be committed and have their future set.
"It doesn't matter as much to Anthony or me because we're committed," Rambo said. "If we can't play sports, then we can focus on school and know we're headed to Kansas. It does hurt because we had a state (title) team. There are some kids that don't have scholarships and needed this season."
The other thing that is getting the two Lone Star prospects through the rough times is the friendship that they have built.
"Whatever happens, Anthony and I are staying together," Rambo said. "I really have clue what will happen and my mom and I are looking it over. But, when we do decide what's best, there will be Anthony with me."
Rambo, staying positive, is hoping for the best because he would like to show his stuff with his team. Right now, he's going through the motions.
"All the schools are calling us seniors to ask what we think about certain schools," he said. "They want the seniors to be together. I just want to find the best education."
One other thing keeping both Webb and Rambo on the right track is the positive contact they have with their future college coaches.
KU has made sure that they watch out for their up and coming players.
"They told us to keep our heads up," he said. "We're not going anywhere else and that feels good to know they're here for us."