Netflix’s highly acclaimed series ‘Last Chance U’ moved on from East Mississippi C.C. — as seen in seasons one and two — and found a new team to document in a new era. Season three stars coach Jason Brown at Independence C.C. Pirates in Independence, Kansas. The town of a little under 9,000 people became the home for season three of the series with the same entertainment and scripted drama we’ve come to expect.
One of the players that made a cameo appearance this season was Delrick Abrams Jr., who has since taken his talents to Boulder as a transfer for the Colorado Buffaloes. In Episode four, Abrams was asked a curious question by one of the local kids about the trouble in the dorms. He then followed that up by saying, “My dad’s best friend is like a president of a college, he says there’s a lot of drug busts” — Yikes, kids say the darndest things.
If you’ve watched the series, another player courted by Colorado in his recruiting process was Rakeem Boyd. The star of season three ultimately decided on Arkansas as his next school and will be competing with the Razorback junior’s Devwah Whaley and T.J. Hammonds. Arkansas offensive coordinator Joe Craddock is likely to utilize Hammonds as the No. 1 back with playmaking ability at multiple positions. Whaley took on a pedestrian role with very little production value last season. In order for Boyd to play right away at Arkansas, he would be splitting time in the backfield.
“I can do just about anything, Boyd said back in January. “I can run over defenders, run around them or make you miss. I do it all and can catch passes in the flat.”
Two years ago, the biggest decision of Rakeem Boyd’s life became one that took him down a completely different path. The standout running back from Stratford HS left with 80 touchdowns and 6,400 yards before deciding that College Station, Texas would be the place of his new football home. A decision that carried the dream of SEC glory at Texas A&M, but it wasn’t meant to be for Boyd. He’ll have a chance for redemption at Arkansas.
As for Abrams, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound cornerback was unrated out of Varnado HS (Angie, LA), but received a lot of attention from many Power 5 programs while at Independence. He comes to Colorado as the next class of “Money Gang” representatives in the Buffs’ vaunted secondary.