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Becoming one of the nation's top quarterbacks has always been the plan for Hebron (Ky.) Conner's Drew Barker, going back to when he was six-years old.
Becoming one of the nations Drew Barker, going back to when he was six-years old.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by John Whittle 13 months ago
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There is a theme among most of the recruits we are after the last few years.....these kids have high quality parents.
I loved the series on our players' parents this site did last year, and am glad to see this trend is continuing.
How can you not respect the guidance and love shown by BAW's lovely mom ( who really appears to show love to a lot of those boys in GA, not just her own 2 sons ) and Drew Barker's dad.
The biggest change in SC football has been the quality of kids we now land that have high character/work ethic. You have to think a large part of the credit for that goes to loving parents.
Interesting article but I find the whole PLAN thing a bit creepy. If his son didn't have the skills to be a top qb would sports dad have shown the same love and affection to his kid. I hope so, but this isn't a lot different than a Hollywood mom who gets their kids acting jobs at 10 & 11 and checks them into rehab at 17.
Let the down votes begin, but just because he's a USC recruiting target doesn't mean I agree with his Dad's plan stuff. I'll also say from what has been written so far that Drew has turned out well, at least as far as he's shown in the recruiting process, whether he choses USC, Kentucky or someone else he's not swearing allegiance forever and then changing his mind next week.
Similar, it sounds, to Shabazz M. and his dad
Yikes... Any time I hear plan I always think of Todd Marinovich. Glad to see that Baker's dad is not crazy like Todd's was.
I thought of Todd M. as well, but that was over 20 years ago so I didn't know how many would remember it. Looks like you're old like me.
"He has never eaten a Big Mac or an Oreo or a Ding Dong. When he went to birthday parties as a kid, he would take his own cake and ice cream to avoid sugar and refined white flour. He would eat homemade catsup, prepared with honey. He did consume beef but not the kind injected with hormones. He ate only unprocessed dairy products. He teethed on frozen kidney and liver. When Todd was one month old, Marv was already working on his son's physical conditioning. He stretched his hamstrings. Pushups were next. Marv invented a game in which Todd would try to lift a medicine ball onto a kitchen counter. Marv also put him on a balance beam. Both activities grew easier when Todd learned to walk. There was a football in Todd's crib from day one. "Not a real NFL ball," says Marv [his dad]. "That would be sick; it was a stuffed ball."
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