Someone who knows
Not going pro or being able to try different events freshman year may seem crazy to some. But you really need to know both the athlete and the family to understand what their long term goals are (developing a grounded, God-fearing, upstanding member of society). The "take the $$ and run" approach may be good for some...but not for all. Before entering that "pro" lifestyle you need to be prepared to deal with all that comes with it...good and bad.