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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.
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?
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.