Cristiano had recently been ranked the #1 kicker in the nation and a highly ranked ATH. He has been talking to 20+ D1 coaches and schools, several of whom were planning to come and watch his games this Fall, while others were waiting for game film. The senior year is so very important, especially with special teams. The college coaches wait to see a few kicks before offering, now he can’t show them how he’d perform in a live game. His chances of getting a scholarship have been significantly impacted.
Cristiano’s family do not have the financial resources to pay for his college. While he has decent grades he does not want to be incur the debt. And football is what motivates him to go to school. If he does not get a scholarship he will enlist with the Army and will always wonder “what if”.