My goal as a Sport Business Management Major is to ultimately become an NFL scout. Today was the first step toward that goal by meeting about a dozen scouts in addition to the four to six scouts I met yesterday. This whole business is about connections and networking and I’ve handed out around 30 or 40 business cards in two days to scouts, bowl management, and game marketing professionals who were happy to stay in touch with me.  Standing on the sidelines of practice talking, helping and learning from the scouts about my future was invaluable.  All day I assisted them in finding players they were interested in and giving them any information they requested. In fact, one scout today said the only way he got into being a scout was meeting just one scout and going from there, and said he couldn’t believe this opportunity we’ve received and it was the step in the right direction.  

Ya, it’s all about connections and networking.