If fans see Tim Morovick (San Jacinto, Calif./Mount San Jacinto Community College) walking around with a little bit of a swagger, they’ll have to excuse him for a little while.
See, the 6-foot-2, 207-pound quarterback did something few thought he could after leaving Long Island University and a baseball scholarship behind to return to the gridiron.
A catcher coming off a high school senior season where he batted .438 and drove in 29 runs, Morovick headed out in search of a Division I football scholarship.
With an offer from Central Connecticut State, the quarterback now has what he wants after a successful career at Mount San Jacinto.
“I left a Division I baseball scholarship to come back and play football, to chase that dream of playing D-I football,” Morovick said. “There’s definitely a sense of ‘Ah, I did it,’ sort of thing.
“There were a lot of people who told me, ‘You’re crazy for leaving baseball. You’re crazy for chasing this dream that’s unchaseable.’ Now, I did it.”’
Of course his 2,367 yards passing and 18 touchdowns this season might have played a factor, as well as his five scores on the ground.
Now, it’s a matter of deciding between Southwest Oklahoma State and Central Connecticut State.
Morovick will have time to decide that over the next few weeks as he talks things over with his parents.
Well that and taking in a little satisfaction of a dream fulfilled.
“Deep down inside me, knowing what I wanted to do and what I wanted to chase,” Morovick said. “It feels great.”