There is a distinction between those who play quarterback and those who truly understand the position, and Brady White's knowledge is one reason why he has a scholarship to Arizona State. Rivals ranks White fourth nationally among pro-style quarterbacks in the class of 2015. Listed at 6-2 and 186 pounds, White isn't the biggest prospect on the board, but savvy and grasp of the game are intangibles found in winners like Drew Brees and Russell Wilson, two Super Bowl quarterback that he cites as inspirations.

The Scott brothers, L.J. and Isaiah, have all kinds of winning moves, including a nifty touchdown dance, on the football field. But it was a move that their mother, Lachelle Steele, made that has paid big dividends for their football career. She decided to leave their hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, for a less dangerous environment in a town about 20 minutes northeast called Hubbard.

That's where L.J. and Isaiah have thrived as football players. L.J. has committed to defending Big Ten champion Michigan State. Isaiah has scholarship offers from other schools but is hoping he can join his brother on the Spartans. Here is more of their story:

Kamonte Carter has the versatility to play defensive end or linebacker when he begins his college career next season at Penn State. But perhaps equally eye-catching is his attitude or coach-ability. Carter says he would be willing to play offensive guard if that's what the coach asked him to do. Part of his mentality comes from his strong relationship with his dad, who also happens to be his defensive coordinator at Gaithersburg High in Maryland. Here's more about their special connection:

LeBron James' son is only a few basketballs tall, but he's already a whiz at the game. Apparently, he's good enough to already have the attention of at least one major college head coach.

Ohio State's Thad Matta was asked last week if LeBron James, Jr., who is 9, is on his recruiting radar for the Buckeyes. (Update: LeBron Jr. just turned 10. His birthday is Oct. 6.)

Matta's response: "He will be."

But before everyone gets their briefs in a twist, let's take a minute to survey the situation. Yes, the gradual encroachment of college recruiting into elementary school gymnasiums is fundamentally gross. And yes, LeBron's son -- nicknamed "Bronny" -- is undoubtedly going to receive at least some measure of media spectacle that isn't deserved, particularly when so much development as an athlete remains.

At the same time, James' son isn't just a name. Among his peers, he's got a decent outside shot, can drive the lane, and he knocks down free throws with a smooth shooting stroke. There's no reason to think he couldn't become at least a serviceable college player:

Meanwhile, consider Ohio State's perspective. They likely would have signed James if he hadn't been able to jump straight from high school to the NBA. Even if Bronny was only good enough to ride the bench, the relationship his signing would foster between the James and Buckeyes families would be a promotional gold mine for the university.

Yes, the larger point here is that Bronny is still only 9. But by virtue of who his father is, he'll always have a spotlight on him -- no matter what he does with his life.

Here are some more Bronny highlights from the summer.

A Texas high school football player has become an overnight celebrity thanks to an unforgettable postgame interview that would make Richard Sherman smile.

Apollos Hester, a wide receiver who plays for the East View Patriots in Georgetown, Texas, gave an amazing answer to the question, "What were you guys able to do to come back and win this thing?"

Fresh off of a thrilling 42-41 win over Vandegrift High School, Hester had a lot to say. Here's an excerpt:

"Yeah, they had us the first half, I'm not gonna lie, they had us. We weren't defeated, but they had us. But it took guts, it took an attitude—that's all it takes. That's all it takes to be successful is an attitude. And that's what our coach told us. He said, 'Hey, it's gonna be tough. It's gonna be tough. It's gonna be hard. You're gonna go out there, you're gonna battle, you're gonna fight, you're gonna do it for one another. Do it for each other, you're gonna do it for yourself, you're gonna do it for us, and you're gonna go out with this win.' And we believed that, we truly did. And it's an awesome feeling."

The video has exploded in popularity, with 1 million views in a matter of days. Even reporter Lauren Mickler didn't realize how fast it would spread:


Hester seems to have enjoyed the popularity. A 6-foot senior with a 4.5 40-yard-dash, Hester has been retweeting dozens of fans' reactions to his interview. While it's unclear how many Twitter followers he had before the video went viral, as of Monday morning he stood at nearly 12,000. Not bad for a high schooler.

Iman Marshall is rated the No. 1 high school cornerback in the nation, and he says a key reason for his success is his willingness to outwork the competition. "You have to have a hunger for it," Marshall says. "It doesn't come easy. A lot of people think what I have came easy." Maybe that's because they just see how complete of a player he is on the field for Long Beach Poly, one of the nation's top high schools for producing NFL talent. But Marshall says they don't see his sacrifice and attention to detail behind the scenes. Here's more about Marshall in his own words:

College sports is littered with talented student-athletes that gave up one sport to pursue another.

Almost none of those athletes give up college football to focus on soccer. Especially when they have a scholarship offer from Alabama in-hand. But that's exactly what Drake Davis has done. The four-star prospect is taking his 6-foot-4 frame off the gridiron so he can devote himself fully to the soccer pitch.

In doing so, Davis is turning his back to scholarship offers from some of the nation's best college football programs. Beyond Alabama, Davis also has offers from Miami, LSU, and defending national champion Florida State.

According to 247Sports, which first broke the story, Davis' decision has been confirmed by his high school football coach, who was amicable enough to support whatever decision Davis made.

Even so, the decision to eschew college football to play soccer is not a common decision, for many reasons. Beyond the popularity of college football, many high schoolers see the potential to build a professional career in the NFL. While that's a pipe dream for most, Davis certainly has the profile of someone who could become a college star and find his way into the professional game.

Soccer, meanwhile, is a tougher nut to crack because of the greater global competition. The roster of Division I soccer players that carve out a lucrative professional career is considerably smaller than the number of college football players bringing home NFL-sized paychecks.

Without reading into one athlete's decision too much, increasing concussion concerns have made their mark on football participation. PeewWee football enrollment is down, and anyone following football media understands the consequences that football can have -- and is already having -- on its participants.

Meanwhile, soccer is enjoying a surge in U.S. popularity after a fantastic World Cup and record-setting TV ratings. Davis hasn't revealed the reasons behind his soccer decision, but it's not too much of a stretch to wonder if soccer's higher profile is having an impact on young athletes.

Davis is only a junior in high school (Rivals rated him fourth in the nation among receivers in the class of 2016) so there's plenty of time for him to change his future plans. But the fact that he's even considering such a swap is notable in today's sports landscape.

Omar Ndiaye averaged 16.2 points as a junior, which was good for third on the team at Monte Del Sol Charter High School in Santa Fe, N.M.

However, he was the highest scorer for players who have just one hand.

Ndiaye was born without a right hand, but he has not let that stop him from becoming a lethal southpaw ballhandler. A video of Ndiaye highlights unveiled on YouTube this week is starting to go viral after being picked up in USA Today.

Ndiaye has the talent and athleticism of a college basketball player. He also has the grades, as USA Today reports he has a 3.5 GPA. Obviously the physical constrictions may deter college programs from offering scholarships.

If Ndiaye does receive a Division I offer -- his recruiting profile does not seem to suggest he has one yet -- he would not be the first to make such an achievement. Zach Hodskins, also with one hand, is set to be a preferred walk-on with the Florida Gators this season.

Ndiaye, who is 6-1, still has another year to put his skills on display at New Mexico gyms. After his recent highlight reel, he is sure to create some buzz on the road and at home.

As a receiver, Miles Boykin has picked wisely for a role model in Jerry Rice. But perhaps more importantly than just knowing the ins and outs of the position is appreciating Rice's signature work ethic. Boykin seems to understand this as he cites Rice's motto: "Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't." That mindset has served him well. Rivals ranks Boykin as the No. 2 overall prospect in Illinois, and he has already committed to Notre Dame. Here is more about Boykin in his own words:

One of the coolest aspects for fans watching the Little League World Series is how much they get to know the players. From the favorite baseball players of the South Koreans to the favorite foods of the Mexicans to the favorite hobbies of the Texas team, the event provides various forms of personal information.

One notable fact about one rather notable player involves Mo'ne Davis, the star female pitcher from Philadelphia. Davis, despite earning international attention for her baseball exploits, never shied away from telling the media about her real dream: Playing basketball for the University of Connecticut.

A 2010 video went viral during the LLWS, showing Davis cross over some male competition inside the three-point arc.

On Sunday, Davis got a chance to experience the WNBA life. The league hosted Davis as its special guest at Target Center in Minneapolis for Game 2 of the WNBA Western Conference Finals between the Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury.

A WNBA video shows a wide-eyed Davis embracing UConn legend Maya Moore in a Lynx shirt. Moore and the Mercury's Diana Taurasi, also a former UConn star, led their respective teams in scoring.

Davis also can be seen handing a signed copy of the Sports Illustrated issue in which she was featured on the cover to Brittney Griner of the Mercury. Davis did this while wearing her UConn sweatshirt, but that didn't stop Griner, the Baylor alum, from expressing her thanks.

Davis took some pictures and got autographs for herself, as seen with Griner, the Lynx's Lindsay Whalen, WNBA President Laurel Richie and Moore:

Griner, Moore and Taurasi are three of the faces of the ever-growing WNBA. Perhaps they'll still be around 10 years to take on rookie A Mo'ne Davis.

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