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Life lessons from one who has been there

By Eduardo A. Encina, Fri. July 15, 2011

When Ricky Sailor was one of Hillsborough County’s top high school football recruits a dozen years ago, he wasn’t handed the road map to success.


And he veered off the path.


Now Sailor, the defensive coordinator of Jefferson High’s reigning Class 3A state title team, has set his sights on not only helping today’s recruits get a scholarship offer, but making good use of it.

With all the buildup to national signing day every February, Sailor is one of the few who is still there after the pens are packed away.


In January, he officially began his own company, Unsigned Preps, to help prospects prepare for college life on and off the field. It has less to do with 40 times, more to do with the long haul...


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