Local Friendship Head Coach Aazaar A. Rahim poses with his five scholarship
student athletes. Courtesy Photo
Friendship senior Jaron Gillespie had to overcome many academic hardships during his high school career. As he stood at a podium on National Signing Day, the struggles were clear worth the effort.
â€œI came from nothing, a year ago I wasnâ€™t even thinking about football. Coach [Rahim] helped me change my life. I worked a lot to be good academically,â€ said Gillespie.
National Signing Day is the day that high school seniors announce the schools they have chosen to attend, and play football for. Held this year on Wed. Feb., 4, it has become a day of celebration from high school athletes across the country, many of whom were heavily recruited by some of the top colleges in the country.