September 6, 2006

A four-star's painful road to success

There are recruits all across this land that Rivals.com reports on and we as the public marvel at their athletic prowess. Sometimes people forget that these young men have lives and because they are so gifted we think that life has brought them nothing but blessings.

This a story about UCLA Bruin bound four-star defensive tackle Brian Price (6-1, 285, 4.88) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw and his family.

The Price family had to face pain so vast that it is unimaginable. Through pain Price and his family were able to get through the depths of despair and saw a ray of hope. In that small ray of hope, a winner's attitude was born.

It is bad enough when a family loses a life under any circumstances, but to murder and twice, it is hard to fathom that kind of sorrow, but somehow, from somewhere the family prevailed.

The family pulled together and kept their younger son from the same pitfalls that took their two older sons and will see him graduate from Crenshaw and then head to UCLA on a full athletic scholarship.

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