From a High School Where “Football’s the Backup Plan,” Three Rookies Could Be Headed to the NFL
Among the most improbable storylines of this year’s NFL Draft is that one of the big winners was a tiny, private high school in the Houston suburb of Bellaire. Who needs Nietzsche and Yeats when you can have Mel Kiper’s Big Board? Until now, Episcopal High School (enrollment 790) had been most well-known for producing neuroscientists and engineers, the best and the brightest. The school has also produced some notable sports figures, but as head football coach Steve Leisz says, “We’re an academic school. That’s why you come to Episcopal. Football’s the backup plan.” Some backup plan. Leisz is bursting with pride after three of his former players—Alabama receiver Jaylen Waddle, Stanford offensive lineman Walker Little, and Florida State defensive tackle Marvin Wilson—closed in on…View Original Post
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