HOUSTON -- You can take your cynicism and your bitterness and your disgust at collegiate recruiting and the NCAA and wrap it in some foil and and put it in the freezer for later. It'll keep.
This is a different kind of recruiting story.
Five months ago, David Wilganowski's heart stopped beating in the middle of a football game he was playing for Rudder High School in Bryan, Texas. He collapsed and his parents and medical personnel rushed to a nightmare.
"He had taken his last breath," said his mom, Susan.
Paramedics revived him, but doctors diagnosed Wilganowski with something called Long QT Syndrome, a genetic mutation that can result in sudden death. Although it did not end Wilganowski's life, it did end his football career. Or so everyone thought.
"I got to thinking maybe I lost my scholarship," he said. "I'm gonna have to work on my grades some more."
Susan said she thought there was "no chance" her son would be ...