We were so close, so freaking close to getting Tim Tebow to come to the University of Alabama. But I digress. But did you know that Tim Tebow would not have been able to play high school football if he lived in just about any other state?
It is true. Tim Tebow was home schooled, yet was able to play for his local high school team. Why? Well the Florida law states that he can. Yet only 13 states actually allow this.
When your young and play community soccer, baseball, or football you are able to play with anyone, home schooled or not. But only up to 12 and if they are in the community/district.
Once you turn 12 you are unable to play sports anymore if you are home schooled. At least in the state of Alabama and many other states.
But now the state is meeting today about a possible Tim Tebow law.
This would let boys and girls be able to play for their local high school team if they were home schooled.
Since Tim Tebow in an ambassador for many things, and the only Heisman Trophy Winner ever to be home schooled, it seems as if he is the perfect person for the job of having a law names after him.
Obviously others who go to the school would be able to try out, but at least these home schooled boys and girls will get the chance too.
The rule is that they can play for a local public high school however. Private Schools are not controlled by the public system, so they are out of the running.
Will they pass the law? Not sure, but they would be helping out a lot of boys and girls who really want to play sports.
If Tim Tebow can play and be successful doing it, then why not anyone else?
No Alabama is not the only state thinking about this law, many other states such as Arkansas are thinking about passing this law aswell.
But what do you think?
Should the Tim Tebow law be in effect?
Is it right to put boys and girls from home schooling programs in with public high school students in sports?
You be the judge