Concussions, a 14-year-old commit, scary photos & other links
Some high school stories and photos that caught my attention this week:
* Today's must-read is about a family in Virginia left wondering whether too many concussions from high school football led their teenage son to suicide. Do read this story by Patrick Hruby in The Washingtonian.
* Check out these photos on CarolinaPreps.com that show a football player accidentally running over a young girl on the sidelines. Oy. Thank goodness she wasn’t hurt, but there’s a lesson here. Be careful.
* ESPN’s Mitch Sherman chimes in on the early offer craze, including the 14-year-old quarterback who just committed to Washington. That's the recruiting class of 2017, if you're wondering.
* Texas Monthly delivers a great look at the recruiting process, including the role of high school coaches, parents and street agents.
* Lastly, this Sports Illustrated story on Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy has some interesting stats on the success of high school pitchers in the big leagues. Like this one: From 1981-2000, high school pitchers taken in the first round of the MLB Draft were more likely to never reach the majors (43 percent) than to win 20 MLB games in their career (34 percent). Relevant stats considering the high profiles of two recent Tampa Bay alums, Lance McCullers and Jose Fernandez.