Chris Bolden, Tech basketball recruit, to play football ‘for the love of the game’
Georgia Tech’s newest basketball recruit has decided to go out for football for his senior year of high school.
North Gwinnett High School shooting guard Chris Bolden reported to football practice on Monday and will play wide receiver. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound combo guard committed to play basketball at Georgia Tech last Saturday over offers from Miami, Southern California, and Virginia Tech, among others. (click on story link)
Bolden skipped football the last two years to focus on his blossoming basketball career. And he wasn’t happy about doing it.
“I don’t want to look back and have any regrets about not playing football,” Bolden said. “I’m just playing because I love the game. There’s nothing in Georgia like being out there on Friday nights with the band playing and everything. I don’t want to sit in the stands; I want to be out there playing.”
What about playing both sports at Georgia Tech? Bolden laughed. “I will be playing basketball only there.”
What do we think? We love it. Of course, it would not be a good thing if Chris got injured. But he’s in a good position with his college scholarship secured, along with a basketball state championship ring from when he played at Norcross last year. This is refreshing to see. We miss the days of high school kids playing multiple sports rather than “specializing” in one.
Now it’s YOUR turn. What do you think? Please post below.
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– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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