Possibly thinking of Von Pearson? I honestly can't remember the details but I believe he had something similar in his backstory, think he worked at a McDonald's or something right after high school before making his way to JUCO.
No doubt he is one of the best kick-off or punt return threats ever. He wasn’t the greatest route runner or hands receiver in college but he did make some good plays at Wr also. What impresses me about him is how good of open field runner he truly is. And also how they find various ways to get him the ball either by running out of the backfield or on reverses. His college career reminds me a lot of Willie Gault. They both made big plays in the return games and their all around wide receiver position play slowly got better over the years as far as route running and catching the ball. But in space they were both electric. GBO
Tennessee will have several prospects on campus March 25th and a few of them will be Kam Fountain and Jeremias Heard. Both have become real targets for Rodney Garner and getting them back to campus is big for G.