So my son plays jr jockey instead of going to college. End of the world. Turned down 3 academic scholarships to do it. So he'll get a college hockey gig or he won't. I wasn't within a hundred miles of a college academic or hockey scholarship when I was 18 but my uncle Sam had some ideas for me. Two years worth. About the same amount of time my son will play juniors. I was ten times the student at 20 I would have been at 18 because of maturity and focus. I was there for a purpose not because it was the next thing to do. Worst case, my son does the same thing. Oh. I ended up with three academic degrees including a doctorate. He'll do at least the same after he chases the dream he's earned the right to chase.