Colleyville Heritage High School student Myles Crosby is gearing up for National Signing Day. He's heading to SMU, but he's putting a lucrative career as a model on hold to live his college football dream.
Crosby shot a Calvin Klein ad with beautiful women in exotic locations. He has the potential for a six figure salary, but all he wants to do is play football.
"The people I've met and getting to go to the places I have I mean my life was nothing like that before," he said.
At 6 feet 3 inches and 200 pounds, the laid back, unassuming teen is going after his real dream.
It was a tough decision because no one could have predicted his instant modeling success.
His mother is a professional photographer. She submitted pictures of him to the Kim Dawson Agency.
All it took was one spread in a local magazine, and Crosby was on a plane to New York the next day to meet with Calvin Klein.
"If you don't sign your National Letter of Intent, then okay football is absolutely 100 percent gone and it's done," said Brian Crosby, the teen's dad. "You can get your education. But the football is absolutely gone. Write it off. Modeling is here. And I told him that is still something you can possibly pick up."
Crosby downplays the many perks of the modeling world and he's had his fair share of ribbing from friends about his side gig.
"My good, good friends, they are going to make fun, pick on you a bit," he said.
But he is hopeful one day with an SMU degree in hand, he can pick the modeling back up.
"It's exciting all the glamour and everything but you know it'll still be there. It'll still be there," he said.
For now, he's going to cut down on the posing and concentrate on the tackling.
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