One Louisiana High School prospect has faced adversity and learned how to deal with it head on and become stronger because of it.
Wide receiver Bradley Sylve from South Plaquemines High School tore a ligament in his foot the first ball game of the year.
Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he focused on allowing the extra time he had on the sidelines as an observer benefit him for the future.
"I got a lot more time to rehab and to practice and make me a better player in the future," Sylve told InsideTennessee.com. "Not playing last season was tough, but I have figured out how to use it my advantage. It has definitely made me a lot hungrier for my senior season."
Sylve, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound wide out who has 4.39 speed, is excited about a recent offer from a coaching staff he is familiar with.
"I just got an offer from Tennessee's new coaching staff," Sylve said. "I'm very excited about the offer. I got to know Coach Terry Joseph really well, when he and Coach Dooley was at Louisiana Tech. I'm pretty tight with Coach Joseph,he is a great guy.."
Does that mean the Louisiana native has interest in Tennessee?
"I like Tennessee," Sylve said. "I plan on taking an unofficial visit there sometime this summer, maybe even attend a camp there."
"I have a good relationship with the new Tennessee coaches, you never know it's a place I might end up," Sylve said. "You never know."
Many experts think there is a good chance of Sylve committing to his home state Tigers, possibly as soon as this weekend's Junior Day at LSU, only time will tell.