Some high school memories were lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one Taylor football graduate wasn’t going to miss out on this special memory. On May 29 Drew Ball signed his letter of intent to play college football at Southwestern University in Georgetown, and he did it in his front yard.
Even though a signing day at school wasn’t possible, Ball found a way to make it happen. With family and friends present, a front yard signing day ceremony took place.
Ball made the decision to play for Southwestern following a recruiting camp and subsequent campus visit back in February.
He will be playing Defensive End and is scheduled to report to campus in early August. Along with playing football, Ball plans to majoring in Business.
“We are really excited for Drew to attend Southwestern next year. We all really like the campus and are impressed with the strong academic reputation. It has been his goal to play college football, and we are so glad he is getting the opportunity,” said Ball’s mother Stephanie.
Ball was nominated from Taylor High School to be recognized at the banquet of the Austin Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
The banquet was scheduled for May 10 at the Frank Erwin Center, however, like everything else, was canceled due to the coronavirus. He was one of 53 from the Austin area to have been recognized.
Some high school memories for students all across the country have been lost this spring, but families have adapted and delivered those memories to their kids, who have missed out in their final semester.