In 1854, Wilhelm F. Kempe, 26, and his sister Auguste, 20, left their native Kingdom of Saxony in Europe for a new home in Texas. Remaining in Saxony were their aging, widowed father and a 10-year-old sister and an 8-year-old brother -- people who struggled for decades to reconcile their lives in the Old World with that of their relatives in the New World. Their letters to Wilhelm tell, often painfully, of the emotional toll this disruption took on the lives of family and friends left behind.
Every year, another class of high school football players and their parents wonder about the possibility of playing college football. This book answers their questions through an informative and highly readable look at the college football recruiting process. Based in good measure on the experiences of former high school players, it is heavily supplemented with insights shared by high school coaches, college coaches, former college players, recruiting consultants, parents, and others.