There are thousands of scholarships available to prospective college students each year. But there are only so many Division 1 athletic scholarships to go around and snagging one of those could be considered an incredible feat.
While we can’t condone selling yourself on eBay, one Los Angeles-area high school senior did just that in an attempt to attract the attention of baseball recruiters and acquire a scholarship, KTLA reports.
When Austin, who has strong credentials on the diamond including being named All League Ventura County, All Marmonte League and Offensive Play of the Year in 2013, had a difficult time catching the eye of college baseball recruiters, he did the next logical thing – he auctioned himself on eBay.
In the post, titled “Baseball Outfielder – High School Senior Looking for D1 College Scholarship”, Austin describes himself as “new without tags” with a “natural athleticism” and being “passionate about the game and playing at the next level.”
The teen admits that his posting was a bit unconventional but it did attract some attention. Austin garnered eight bids in his attempt to acquire a scholarship. While it’s unclear if any baseball coaches showed interest in the senior, someone did make a winning bid of $22.50 for him.