I started my 31st annual national tour on Christmas Day. The temperature was zero when I left Chicago. It was 71 degrees when I arrived in Little Rock, Arkansas, the next day.
In the next five months, I will personally meet, interview and evaluate the films of 1,500 prospects in 48 states. I will see 700 of them on this trip, including 500 at the U.S. Army Combine next week in San Antonio, Texas. Fifty of the top 100 players in the class of 2010 will be there.
I went from Chicago to Little Rock to Warren, Junction City and Lonoke in Arkansas, then to Monroe, Louisiana, then to Lufkin, Texas, then to College Station, on to Dallas, Temple, Austin, then to San Antonio for seven days before stopping in Arkansas and Iowa on the way back to Chicago.