Jerrell Powe was an Ole Miss defensive lineman who played for the Nuttster, which give you some indication of the time frame involved here. To his credit, he completed his degree this spring semester. Like any excited graduate, he wants others to share in his graduation ceremony.
This, in particular, is very thoughtful.
The obvious point here being if financial conditions were a bit more favorable, some football players wouldn’t feel the same pressure to jump ship for a pro career before finishing college. That’s a lesson an organization that relentlessly pounds the message that it’s there for student-athletes to succeed in something other than sports hasn’t bothered to learn.