In a state that sends thousands of high school athletes to college programs, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. And when your team finishes your season with a losing record, it can be even tougher to get your name out there.
But then again, it helps to have some personality.
Despite the Plano West Wolves failing to make the Texas 6A Football Playoffs, senior wide receiver Christian Baul made sure his last high school season was replayed by fans and recruiters alike.
Last week, before, during, and after Plano West faced off against competition across Texas' highest level of high school football, Baul recorded his experience on gameday. From waking up to talking to equipment managers to post game reactions, Baul gave viewers an inside look at a high school football player's perspective.
His most recent video was uploaded to GMTM on November 9th and recaps his final high school football game, a 40-21 win against Plano. The video not only showcases Baul's receptions, but shows what he went through in an emotional night at Clark Stadium.
You would think that the big win would be the climax of the video, but in the last few minutes Baul takes time to reflect on his journey in football. On the screen, he writes about how getting to his final game as a senior was a process,
"Beginning of my senior year, me and my coach didn't see eye to eye... despite all of the adversity I went thru regarding playing time, opportunity, and trust... when I was given the chance tonight, I left it all on the field. When they called me out I proved myself."
And regardless of how the Wolves' season ended, Baul took his last game as an opportunity to share his journey and thank the people who put him where he is.