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Bus tour gives high school athletes a chance to shine

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They are taking their skills to colleges to show their stuff to potential coaches. High school athletes traveling the country for a chance at a scholarship. All thanks to a bus tour. It's "What's Right With Tampa Bay."

Working-out potential college football players is something Ricky Sellers loves to do.

"Sports changed my life," Ricky Sellers founder of Unsigned Preps said. "A little round football gave me an opportunity to travel throughout this country and get an education."

Ricky has never forgotten that college experience. He now helps others reach their dreams of going to school and playing college football.

"By physically taking these kids to these colleges makes it very real at this point," Ricky said.

Four years ago, Ricky started the "College Bus Tour." He takes high school football athletes on a five-state, week-long bus trip.

They work out for college coaches for a chance to get an athletic scholarship.

"You have to put your mind to it and stay focus to really dial in and make your college life be successful," said student athlete Quinton Rogers.

This year, more than 60 teens went on the trip, and got a taste of campus life.

Josh Jones is a senior at Jefferson High School.

"We stayed in dorms," Josh said. "I like that lifestyle, we meet new friends and enjoy the college life."

Ricky believes determination is the key to success for students.

"Now we just want to spark the brain that once they get on campus. Hey, I can do this. I can be here. I want to be here," Ricky said.

Building self-esteem and guidance to change the lives of students.


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