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The Bobby Wolfe story—2019 Aggie commit

Bobby Wolfe, Texas A&M University commit. Vype

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If you had the pleasure of watching Bobby Wolfe play, it wouldn’t take long to see that Wolfe has a talent worth recruiting.

Since his sophomore year at Madison High School, Wolfe has been a highly recruited cornerback from all over the country.

To understand what makes Wolfe great on the field, you would have to understand where he comes from.

NEWBORN, NEW GRIND

Wolfe grew up in a gang environment watching his uncles sell drugs and he also had to live in a two-bedroom apartment with 10-plus relatives. Though he didn’t grow up in the best of circumstances the hard times shaped his dawg mentality on the field.

“Watching my mom struggle is what gave me the chip on my shoulder,” Wolfe said. “That’s why I don’t give up on plays.”

Just a year ago, Wolfe was blessed with some more motivation when he had a newborn son come into the world.

Wolfe said he thought he was really putting in work before, but once he had his son, he took his grind to a new level.

“I don’t think I’d be as good as I am now had I not had my son,” Wolfe said with a big smile.

GOD’S PLAN

Now that Wolfe is officially committed to Texas A&M University, he plans to continue his journey of working towards the NFL so that he can provide a better lifestyle for his family and son.

Wolfe said if it’s not in God’s plan for him to make it to the NFL he plans to become a brain surgeon.

A cousin of his who’s a brain surgeon always shares “inspiring stories” with Wolfe and that’s what struck his interest in brain surgery.

Make no mistake about it though, god willing, Wolfe has every intention on making it to the NFL.

Wolfe’s love for football runs so deep that he back peddles to his kitchen every morning as if he were defending a receiver on the field.

“Football is my life, it’s all I know,” Wolfe said. “If I didn’t have football I don’t know where I’d be. I would probably be dead or in jail locked up somewhere. Football is everything.”

THE COME UP

Wolfe has been playing football since the age of 4 and though he’s been playing nearly his whole life, it took time before he was the beast he’s developed into today.

When he first arrived at Madison, Wolfe wanted to be a quarterback, but over time he realized that wasn’t the best position for him.

He jumped to cornerback his sophomore year and initially he had trouble with simultaneously keeping up with the receiver and keeping eyes on the quarterback.

It took time to get comfortable at the position but once he did, Wolfe had one of his best games in his sophomore year.

“We had a game versus Fort Bend Bush,” Wolfe said. “We got into it with them before the game and the receiver was talking all the mess and I told him ‘I got something for him.’ When the game started I caught two picks off him and they never threw the ball back to him.”

After that game for Wolfe, the rest was history.

MORE ON BOBBY WOLFE

Where did you grow up?

Wolfe: Hiram Clarke. We call it “The Clarke”

What artist do you like to listen to?

Wolfe: Young boy.

What’s your favorite kicks?

Wolfe: Nikes.

What’s your favorite quote and/or bible verse?

Wolfe: Psalms 23:4 “Even though I walk through the valley of darkness, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

What tattoo has the most meaning to you?

Wolfe: The bull. (left bicep) When I turn into the bull, it’s over!

Any particular family member and/or coach that’s helped you through all you’ve been through?

Wolfe: Coach Cise and My 7-on-7 coach, Coach James. That man helped me a lot I came to him when I had no offers, no stars, no nothing. He’s never asked me for nothing. He’s always showed me genuine love.

What’s something people wouldn’t expect from you?

Wolfe: I like to play and laugh. I’m kind of goofy even though people think I’m so serious all the time.

What athlete do you look up to?

Wolfe: Deion Sanders

What’s your pregame song?

Wolfe: I like to listen to Eric Thomas before games. He gets me in the mode.

Why is your nickname Hollywood?

Wolfe: Because my life is like a movie sometimes.

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After rallying in the ninth inning in Game 1 to take the pivotal opener of this best-of-three ALWC series, the Astros were in the driver's seat to try and end the series on Wednesday with another win at Target Field. Here is a quick rundown of Game 2:

Final Score: Astros 3, Twins 1.

Series: HOU Wins 2-0.

Winning Pitcher: Cristian Javier.

Losing Pitcher: Cody Stashak.

Houston gets the first hit and first run in the fourth

Through the first three innings, neither team could get a hit off of Jose Berrios or Jose Urquidy, though the Twins did load the bases in the bottom of the first on two walks and an error, but Urquidy would strand the runners before getting 1-2-3 innings in the second and third.

Meanwhile, the Astros lineup was retired in order in three perfect innings by Berrios. That changed in the top of the fourth when Houston would get back-to-back two-out walks to set up the first hit of the game, an RBI-single by Kyle Tucker to give the Astros a 1-0 lead.

Dusty Baker makes another early call to the bullpen before Twins tie it up

Urquidy was able to keep the 1-0 lead by working around a two-out single in the bottom of the fourth, the first hit for the Twins. He returned in the fifth, allowing a leadoff single before a strikeout for the first out. Dusty Baker would pull another early hook, like Greinke the day prior, dipping into his bullpen early to end Urquidy's day at just 76 pitches in the fifth. His final line: 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 76 P.

Brooks Raley was who Baker called on to face the top of the Twins' lineup. He would walk his first batter, putting runners on first and second, get a strikeout for the second out, then allow an RBI-double to Nelson Cruz that almost scored a second, go-ahead run. Instead, the runner was out at home thanks to a terrific defensive play by Carlos Correa, bulleting the ball to Maldonado at home, who made a great tag to save the run and keep it tied 1-1.

Correa homers, Astros advance to ALDS

After Raley completed the fifth inning for Urquidy, Cristian Javier was the next reliever out to begin the bottom of the sixth. He would toss a 1-2-3 frame, sending the tie game to the seventh. In the top of the seventh, Carlos Correa broke the tie with a long, loud two-out solo home run to center-field, putting the Astros back in front 2-1.

Javier held on to the one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh by working around a leadoff walk, then returned for the eighth. He would get through it scoreless, despite allowing a one-out walk to Nelson Cruz, who would be pinch-ran for by the speedy Byron Buxton. After a strikeout for out number two, Javier would catch Buxton between first and second base in a rundown, getting the big final out of the inning.

Houston added insurance in the top of the ninth, getting two on base before an RBI-single by Kyle Tucker, his second of the day to make it 3-1. That left things up to closer Ryan Pressly, making his first appearance of the postseason. He would notch the save, advancing the Astros to the ALDS for their fourth-straight year.

Up Next: The Astros will now have a few days off to travel to the west coast before starting their ALDS with the winner of the A's / White Sox ALWC series. Game 1 of their ALDS will be on Monday, October 5th, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, with start time TBD.

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