"It's God's plan, I believe," says Amad Anderson Sr. In 1999, Anderson was a senior football player at Hofstra University when his career was tragically cut short. Now he watches as his son, Amad Anderson Jr., follows in his footsteps as a star wide receiver at Curtis High School. With sixteen scholarship offers from different colleges, Anderson Jr. is deciding his next career move. In the above video, his father recalls his life as a player and advises his son on his new journey and expected successful career. (Video: Shira Stoll)
Staten Island Advance journalist Amanda Steen travels to Parris Island, South Carolina to document Staten Islanders' going through boot camp and to experience some of the hallmarks of recruit training as a civilian.