As a preferred walk-on, quarterback John Loughery could have attended Boston College, where his cousin, Matt Ryan, excelled en route to the NFL.
Instead, he's bound for Division I-AA Elon.
"I wanted to create my own path," said the 6-5, 210-pound Loughery, who's now doing a prep school year at Hun in Princeton, N.J., after starring at Penn Charter. "I wanted to be somewhere where they really wanted me.
"I'm going to play my whole career at Elon with a major chip on my shoulder. I'll be out to prove that everyone who overlooked me was wrong. And I know for a fact, I'm going to do that."