Playing sports in college isn't east. Believe me, I wouldn't know a thing about it. Earning an undergraduates degree isn't easy. Throw in a sport and now you're looking at a serious couple of commitments with a real need for time management. I had a pretty demanding job through college and I would be lying if I said there weren't times I just wanted to quit it all and sleep.

It's no secret: there are some amazing athletes here in the Treasure Valley and they work hard to move on to the collegiate level. It's pretty awesome to see, this early on in the year, that so many already have made things official! In fact, 6 students will be going on to my alma mater, Gonzaga University!

I've always been impressed by the work that Idaho's News Channel 7 does in covering high school commitments each year and this year is no exception. To see their complete list (so far) of local athletes that are taking their educations and skills to the next level, click HERE.