Jeano Khajarian knows his future playing football may not extend much further past his sophomore season with Glendale Community College, which is set to begin today.
The Vaqueros inside linebacker, who previously played for Glendale High, has planned accordingly.
"[Academics] is a big part [of being here]," Khajarian says. "To get to the next level [of college football], it kind of takes some height and I don't have too much of that, so I'm trying to get my education going well.
"I know eventually I'm not going to be in the NFL, but I'm trying to keep it going with school."
The undersized but abundantly enthusiastic Khajarian's studious nature and thirst for knowledge have propelled him to a solid 3.1 grade-point average, but those same traits have also helped him maintain a central defensive role on the football field from his Pop Warner days to the Nitros and now the Vaqueros.