Yesterday Bleacher Report posted a story about Texas A&M and Cedric Collins. Cedric Collins is a high school football cornerback who committed to Texas A&M in August 2012, just before the start of his junior year at Skyline High School in Dallas.
After the playoffs in 2012, Cedric Collins suffered numbness in his legs, and the doctors discovered that he had a rare congenital cervical abnormality. Cedric Collins would never be able to play football again. Texas A&M had a decision to make.
The article reports:
The head coach at Texas A7M sent out the following tweet:
Collins, who was a 3-star prospect, according to 247Sports, will work as a student coach at Texas A&M, hoping to eventually get into coaching as a long-term endeavor.
He will still be part of the program and might still have a future in football, despite not being able to take the field. And Texas A&M did this despite not being forced to, dispelling the notion that all college programs are heartless, soulless guilds that only care about young men who can help them win football games.
That is a very cool thing.
It is a credit to Texas A&M that they have made a commitment to this young man’s future regardless of the fact that he won’t be playing football for them.