My mom and I went to meet with the college recruiter from Illinois state.
I arrived on a Saturday morning and the college recruiter met my mom and I at a coffee shop.
We walked around the campus for an hour and then my mom and the football coach taught for a while. Then my mom went back to the hotel and the coach and I spent the rest of the day together. We went to talk to the team and he showed me around the stadium, locker rooms, and the Press room. During the day, the coach talked to me a lot about the football program, education, and all of the things that he expected from me. During the talk, the college recruiter must have talked about illegal marijuana at least 15 times. The college recruiter reminded me that marijuana is legal in the state of Illinois, but it is not part of the football program. Students that are 21 years of age can use marijuana, but they cannot be members of the football program. If I want to make sure that I can continue to be a bright and shining football star, then I have to stay away from marijuana, even if it is legal in the state of Illinois. I have two more programs to look into before I make my decision. Honestly, Illinois state is probably first on my list, because it is close to home and I could still see my mom and dad on the weekends if I want to go home for a few hours.