Before they were professional athletes with million-dollar paychecks, these guys were just regular teenagers with a whole lot of ambition and athletic talent. But even when they were just starting out in the world of competitive sports, it was clear that these football and basketball players had what it took to go pro.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gave football fans a glimpse of where it all started when he released his high school recruiting video on his YouTube channel. With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, we dug up some fun footage of Brady and other sports superstars like Michael Vick, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James when they were just your average teens playing ball in high school.
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