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Summer not much of a vacation for many rising football seniors

Summer not much of a vacation for many rising football seniors

For top high school football players heading into their senior year, summer hasn’t been much of a vacation. They didn’t focus on fun. They used the extra time free from classwork to solidify their positions with potential college coaches and to prepare to make a difference for their teams this fall.

Some managed to slip in a little time to relax, but even then, a vacation trip usually came with some level of workouts.

The summer before the senior year often solidifies which level of college football a player will move on to a year from now. Franklin coach Anthony Burgos, last fall’s All-Metro Coach of the Year, said this summer is often when players realize which of three...

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