I've been trying to figure out exactly how I was going to word this and have been drawing blanks for the past few days. I'm going to shoot this from the hip and just see where I end up with it.
I'd like to start things out by thanking Aaron Carrara for giving me the opportunity to come aboard Horn Sports. Back in 2015, I was in a bit of a weird spot after stepping away from coaching and deciding to be a full time dad while trying to figure out what the next move was. I was an avid follower of recruiting in my younger years and after getting a chance to be on both sides of it as a player and a coach it only took my fascination to a different level. So with coaching in the rear view, I was looking for a way to still "scratch the itch" when it came to stay connected with the recruiting landscape and keeping tabs on recruits all across the state. This is where Aaron comes into the picture.
When Aaron first reached out to me I wasn't at all familiar with Horn Sports, but had seen tweets every now and then from Mike Roach on Twitter. I didn't know exactly what to expect starting out, but four years later here we are. I'm extremely grateful and thankful for both Aaron and Mike taking me under their wing and for being good friends and mentors along the way. Without Mike, Aaron, and Horn Sports there is really no telling what I would be doing these days and this site has really allowed me to come into my own as a writer and accomplish some dope things along the way.
I'd also like to thank the Horn Sports community for being warm and welcoming over the past four years. You guys welcomed me in as one of your own from day one and have been generous to not only me, but to my family as well and I can't put into words how thankful I am for that.
I'd like to shout out @Harrison Wier, @Jameson McCausland, @joeywa , and @Mike Roachfor all of their time and effort they have poured into the site during my time here. I am forever thankful for all the hard work you guys put in around here to help keep this site running year round.
So now comes the hard part where I tell you why I just went on this entire tangent on a Sunday morning.
At this time I am officially announcing that I am leaving Horn Sports and will be taking on a new role as a Recruiting Contributor for SB Nation's Texas site Burnt Orange Nation. I'd like to thank both Wescott Eberts and Cody Daniel for the opportunity to come aboard their team and add to their recruiting coverage.
This decision was a hard one and comes after a lot of time and deliberation. Horn Sports is and will always be family to me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to not only do what I enjoy, but to do what I love. This is not goodbye, but more of a see you later. Horn Sports will always be a part of me no matter where I go.