With two-a-days already started for many players all over the nation, it’s easy to forget about the recruiting process and focus in on only what’s happening on the field. That’s the struggle that Southfield, Mich., three-star receiver Isaac Price is going through. He’s thinking about both.
“I’m hanging in there,” Price said. “It’s not been too tough so far. We pad up (today) and that should change things up, but it’s still hard work.”
Hard work is something that Price, who is 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, has never shied away from. He said he spent most of his summer improving the his entire package – speed, route running and his hands.
“I’m not satisified with just being good,” he said. “I can always be better. There is always somebody else out there that’s better than you. And you have to do what you can to be better than that guy.”
Price also has some special motivation – to bounce back from an injury that caused him to miss four games and play the remainder of his season on defense.’
“When I cam back, I couldn’t run the routes very well on offense because of my injury,” he said. “I ended up playing with a bum ankle on defense and had about 32 tackles in the last few games. I could have been all-area had I not been injured.”
The college coaches do notice his talent, though.
“I have offers from Minnesota, Bowling Green and Indiana offered me last week,” Prices said. “I’m also very interested in Michigan State, Miami of Ohio, Purdue, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Ohio State and Boston College. I was really always a basketball fan, and this is just my fourth year of playing football, so I have no real favorites right now.”
But when he’s not thinking about what’s going on with his teammates on the field, he does take a few moments to think about what the perfect school will have for him.
“I think the first thing that it’ll have is the perfect environment around the college,” he said. “I would like to play for a team that passes it a lot and the academics also have to be a big key. I want to be a forensic pathologist, so the school will have to have a good science program.”