Another high-profile transfer shouldn’t be a surprise

In 2014, Myles Mason was a freshman at Pleasant Grove High School near Birmingham. As an all-state player at such a young age, he led the Spartans all the way to the Class 5A state championship game, where they lost to St. Paul’s.

The next two years, as a sophomore and junior, Mason again made all-state as a ball-hawking defensive back. So it’s no surprise that as he prepares for his senior year he’s one of the top recruits in the state, garnering interest from all around the SEC.

But you won’t find him at Pleasant Grove this fall. Mason just announced that he’s moving to nearby Hewitt-Trussville High School, one of the largest and best football programs in the state.

Since he’s not transferring to a private school no state lawmakers and not making fans will be up in arms about the move.

But if you think that marquee players moving from one public school to another isn’t just as big an issue as the ones presented by private schools then you aren’t paying close attention.

For Threaded Fasteners, I’m Randy Kennedy with Nuts and Bolts of the Game.

Stephen Root