With all the NLI Signing Day excitement going on we want to pause and take a breather and give credit where credit is due for the really important things in life. Football is a game and it can be used as a means to an end. It can pay for College and beyond but moreover it teaches the kids how to overcome both physical and mental obstacles and success in life. But I want to recognize kids who can do the game, the pursuit of the promises it offers, and still find time to help their fellow man.
Nolan Henry of Union High School in Camas, Washington is one of those guys. He is not only one of the premier Quarterbacks in this years class and a future Collegian he is also a young man deeply connected to his surroundings and to people. He has an inner light that people seem to gravitate towards and his genuine and sincere interest in helping others is no secret to us. At a work out about 5 weeks ago with legendary QB Guru Matt James of Nike/ELITE 11 the talented kid informed us he would be heading to Africa to work with a Mission to help a community in Liberia. We asked him to stay in touch and wished him well.
As we got busy with the Holidays and all that we forgot about his trip until recently when pictures began to surface from his time spent on the Continent where time began. And at Air One Football Academy led by true First Team All American QB John Charles young Mr Henry made an appearance. He in fact had just come home. The interview we did with Nolan tells the rest of this story and so do the pics. Imagine the experience this was and what value this adds to him not only as a football recruit but as a human being. Put that knowledge in the hands of a future leader like Henry and the world is a better place. Watch and enjoy- and we know many of you boys have a similar life experience. These are my favorite things to showcase and to me define the person and the prospect far beyond the goal posts!
Great Job Nolan!
Catch his Interview with Dirk right here.