There are no athletic scholarships given to DIII or DII athletes. If you’re looking for a scholarship, you’ll have to go DI. You should go DI anyways. Even if you don’t get that scholarship off the bat, work hard at it and eventually you will make varsity/get that scholarship.
I’ll put it to you like this playa, more kids like you Should choose the hard road, because you will be better for it (this holds true in life). And so will the track game in general. If you were a basketball player is it so foolish to want to be as good as Jordan? If you were a football player wouldn’t you want to be a bigshot like Mike Vick? However, you are a track runner. So shouldn’t you be trying to be/beat the next Justin Gatlin of this?
And to you JJ, I came close to going to Wartburg, a nice Division 3 school in my state. But I choose not to after friends urged me otherwise. If you want to be the best you have to compete with the best. If you want to be the best You Have to Beat The Best. How am I suppost to run my target times when the competition’s running the times I did in highschool? But that’s just me personally, I came from nothing kid, I didn’t have any special treatment or coach willing to teach me. Hell, even DIII coaches weren’t knocking at my door. If you’re trying to make a statement, you should do it on the largest stage, big time, or go home. If you come from nothing (no coaches recruiting you, no attention), then what is it exactly that you have to loose? I had alot of people telling me, DIII would be more suitable for a someone like me. Now I run 4.2 40’s and 10.5 100’s rolling out of bed in Practice. All because I didin’t listen to people like you when I didn’t have it all put together. And I still dont. But it was because I was willing to put in the effort to someday at Least have a shot at bein’ King of this game. Answer me this one question,
How do you expect a soul to rise up, to better themselves, to harness all of their potential when they arn’t in an environment that presents equal and parallel question of them?
DIII is for kids who have been babied in highschool, four-year starters on thier 4×1’s because daddy liked to talk with coach. THey derive from this reason to be “realistic” about themselves. But in the heart of a champion, you will find no such realitys. Because champions know that Reality Is Simply What You Believe You Can Do and never what you can’t do.
Chickens are made to sit, but real birds want to fly.