I’ve spent the last few days bouncing around the desert getting information from high school football players for the personal profiles that we run on them during the course of the season in various publications.
You know, such vital info like “what’s your favorite food?” and “what kind of music do you like?” and “who’s your favorite NFL player?”
Organizing 30 or so high school kids and getting them to fill out forms isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Well, maybe it doesn’t sound that easy.
And, I think, you pick up a little bit of insight about the teams that you distribute them to in the process. So last week I stopped by Palm Desert High and this week I stopped by La Quinta and Xavier Prep.
Somewhat surprisingly, this year, the most organized and efficient group was Palm Desert, thanks in part to a roll call given just as I got there by head coach Pat Blackburn.
La Quinta was fine as well, but I must say, the group seemed a little small (in numbers) for as highly touted as they are.
Xavier Prep wasn’t as efficient as they have been in the past, and their numbers seemed to be as small as they have been in the past.
With all of this great inside information that I’ve gathered doing this, I’m going to go ahead and make the upset pick of the decade and go with … Palm Desert to win the DVL.
I’m sure you can take that to the bank.