“Path to the Draft” Documentary Produced by Can I Play Sports and Dream North Entertainment
Path to the Draft: 7 DeSoto U Players” follows 7 student athletes from DeSoto, Texas, all declares for the April 2018 NFL Draft.
Many small communities are often overlooked when they are stationed within a large city. And this fact applies to the great city of DeSoto, which only makes up a mere 53,000 people out of the 12.3 million inhabitants of Dallas, Texas. No wonder many residing outside of Texas are unable to truly recognize how special this community is. Not only is DeSoto an academy collegiate program, sending 25-50 students to college for sports and academic scholarships, it also wins millions in grants to further our youth’s education. But the real recognition, if you are a true sports fan of student athletes, is how DeSoto won four state championships in 2016 in four different sports. And these are just a few of the optimistic facts about the city of DeSoto.
This documentary series will bring knowledge to the power of support. DeSoto is setting the bar for how a community, along with its influential figures, city officials, and sports professionals, strives by encouraging the importance of connecting and sharing information. Most important, you will hear from the perspectives of the players and their families,experiencing their journey and learning who they are, their hopes and fears, and what football means to them. People are awaiting such a significant story, which can only be told from the genuine perspective of the community actually living it. By sharing this news about the small city of DeSoto, a substantial impact could be made on others who also reside in a community that at times may go unnoticed.
DeSoto is the breeding ground of elite athletes, and the year 2018 ignites one of many impending validations. There are seven players going into the NFL draft; a special group of student athletes, who are apart of making history in DeSoto. These athletes played on the team that made it to the 2012 Semi-Final Football Playoffs (5A Division 1), which was a first in DeSoto high school history. Having seven athletes be declared for draft picking from one community and one school, has never been done in the history of an NFL draft class.