Every Power 5 school in the country has stories like this. Hometown kids flies under the radar, doesn't get offered by his childhood school, goes to another school, has a good season or a good career, and people say "why didn't you recruit that kid?" Every. Major. Program. It happens all the time.
Was the kid destined to be a star but went overlooked? Was the kid motivated by being dissed by his dream school, and work extra hard to be something more to show people they were wrong? Was it something the kid didn't have when they were recruited, but the coaching staff at their destination school was able to tap into it? Was the kid a better fit for this school or that school's offensive scheme?
You never know with this stuff. It's not a science. And every Power 5 school has these sorts of "if only they'd tried harder to recruit them" stories.
The opportunity to develop so much from high school to college is so huge almost every recruit is possibly a bust or a star in the waiting. As you said…every single team has a story like this. These things just don’t move my emotions meter much at all. Happy for the kid actually.
Great Kid and hope he continues to do well. Quarterback in high school. Small but he was a winner. Has a lot of heart and will continue to do well if he does not get hurt. Great to see local kids do well no matter where they are.
Being from Dalton Ladd was a star at N Murray. Unfortunately North Murray is not a typical powerhouse so that likely had a lot to do with his lack of offers. Kids dad was a stud QB for Dalton. Not sure if there was some bad blood going on for him not to attend Dalton or what.