As the date to leave for Tennessee quickly approaches, reality starts to sink in that once I get there my home will be 2,147 miles away. A big difference from the 15min drive I use to make from USC to go home. The second thoughts started to pop in my head. Did I really need to go that far? Should I have stayed on the westcoast? Plenty of things go through my mind now. When I signed to go to Tennessee it was all celebration, but now its time to actually go through with it. Back in highschool distance was one of the main reasons I chose USC. I wasn't ready to leave out of state after being at home for 17 years. Being older I thought it would be easier to be able to go away, which it is but you still know in your mind you're leaving home and gonna be on your own. And it wont be a quick trip anymore just to hop in a car and go home.
But with all that I try to think about the positives. Knowing that I'm going to a school that has great coaches and families that will look out for me. When I was on my visit in Tennessee it was the only visit I took that I really felt at home, and I was comfortable there. I try to just look forward to going to a great university and playing football in front of the best fans in america. I can actually say I look forward to going to school because of all the technology I saw in the classrooms. I think it will be a fun environment to learn in with having the classrooms equipped with the latest technology.
Leaving home isn't easy but knowing the great opportunity I have in front of me makes me excited and eager to get there. I can't wait to get with the team and start our journey to winning a championship. Until then I'll enjoy my time I have left at home and continue to workout and finish school.