Perhaps you should check out the list of professionals Georgetown alum.
Back burn wrote:
He's plenty smart. Going to Oregon is his best chance of maximizing his running talent and turning pro. Good for him. Stanford or Colorado would have been great choices as well, Georgetown and UVA less good for a professional career, but still decent choices.
Oregon literally floods the professional scene with runners.
Rupp - cheater. Very selfish.
Puskedra - hobby jogger.
Wheating - was good like 7 years ago.
Centro - cheater. Surly attitude. Punk.
Acosta - Seriously?
McNamara - who?
Jenkins - can be good.
Chez (still there, but professional quality) - and how old is he? 40?
..and that was super quick off the top of my head, probably plenty more if I googled.
There is no denying that this is an amazing group of young talent. They will push each other to do great things. They will be tough to beat. And hopefully some will turn pro and have that experience for a few years.
wow good young core
should be an interesting next few years
Good luck to Andrew and all the fine young talent that we are lucky to witness.
It's a good investment wrote:
Credit to Hunter for making an investment on his future career. He's the most talented American high school runner since the Big 3 (possibly Fisher and Maton, but I'm not sure), and there's a very clear path ahead that could lead to him winning prestige, money, and some hardware in a sport he loves if everything breaks right. It's likely enough that he'll work as hard as he can for everything to break right. If his pro career doesn't work out, he can always go to grad school, provided he has the grades, and grad school matters more than undergrad in terms of a career. Yes, he'd probably be more prepared for life with a Stanford degree, but not to such a degree that he'll be at a serious detriment with an Oregon degree, and the more attention he'll be able to focus on running might be worth it.