HOUSTON – Walking through the halls of Ridge Point High School you cannot miss Calvin Harvey.
The 6-foot-8, 328-pound offensive lineman for the Panthers has always been the biggest kid in class his entire life. When you are young that can be challenging.
"When I was younger I didn't want to be the tallest kid, because I thought it was weird or I didn't fit in with everybody," Harvey said. "I couldn't wear all the things my friends wore, so I didn't really like it."
But when you play football in high school – it's a complete advantage and college coaches take notice.
Je'lin Samuels' path to Major DI college football has been paved with high risk, high reward scenarios.
The 6-foot-7 had never played Little League football and started his journey after a major letdown.
"I didn't make the basketball going into eighth grade and decided to give football a shot," he laughed. "My coaches tried to make me a wide receiver, but I just wanted to hit somebody."
He started his high school career at Westfield High School, where defensive linemen have lined FM 1960 for decades.