High School football players often put a lot of focus on their performance on the field, but far too many fail to recognize the importance of their image off of the field.
According to current Virginia Tech wide receivers coach Zohn Burden, a bad attitude can easily be grounds for totally knocking a player out of the running for consideration from a school.
On Friday, the Hokies coach tweeted about an incident on of his recent trips to the high school of a prospect. The coach claimed that when he asked a school janitor about the recruit, that janitor said that the student had a “bad attitude.”
Apparently this was all it took for Burden to cross the candidate off of his list.
So..I Walked in: asked the Janitor about a recruit. 🎓💭
He said: "bad attitude". 😳
So I walked out. 🚙💨#HokiesOnTheRoad🏈
— Zohn Burden (@CoachZohn) April 15, 2016
With this, Burden makes it clear that schools have no interest in players that make a negative impression upon their peers.
The concept is an understandable one.
After all, who wants a player with a negative image on their roster?
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