An interesting note about Steve’s last sentence that the casual reader might just pass over without thinking deeper into it.
Steven posted, “… it opened a lot of doors..”
Steven Ellis is a prime example of hard work, focus, and being ready for opportunity when it’s there. I know for a fact, that men like Steven Ellis don’t sit and wait for the scouts to come - - knocking. He took the risks of being out there, getting things right and getting things wrong, sacrificing time and sometimes friends – just to grab his fair share of what he wanted out of life. And going pro wasn’t the start – nor – was it the finish. Like all men that grow and develop a skill or craft, he was persistent and kept things in perspective. His demeanor spoke volumes about not only himself, but his family, coaches, and above all his character.
I’m sure there isn’t a recruiter, scout, coaching and personal reference that didn’t say “I’m proud to know this man!”
So, when a door opened that had opportunity stamped on it – Steven Ellis had no problem saying ..” whatever it is…. I’m ready… and I’ve been ready from day one.”
Coaches have a pride factor that gets them talking about players .. and they like to talk often. It's what we do. And on that note -- It’s a small world, believe me, and it gets small every time your take a walk through it.