Welcome to Scouting Myself, a new series where professional athletes give elite high school athletes the opportunity of a lifetime: The chance to break down film, run drills and discover what it takes to make it to the next level — straight from the pros themselves. Next up is Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.
During my childhood, a lot of older friends and mentors inspired me by providing words of encouragement. I think it’s important for me to do the same for the younger generation because I know those words played a big role in my journey to the NFL.
If I see a young man who has great potential and there’s something that I can say to motivate him, I believe I have the responsibility to speak up.