Darius’s passion has always been football. In January, he left Greeleyville, packing his bags and his football gear and his Bible and his memories and driving west to the University of South Carolina, where he has committed to being a Gamecock. It’s been his dream to play Division I. Sonja reminds him it’s not all about football.
“He knows that his mom is a stickler,” she says. “He's not just going there to play football, he has to come out with that degree and do what's necessary because football might not always be there. He needs something to rely on later in life. He knows that. Not only do I tell him that as my kid, my personal child, I tell my students that, too.”