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  • Writer's pictureDarius Willis

Founder Insight Part 1: Darius Willis

(Photo: Darius Willis, RB Franklin Central High School Indianapolis, IN)
Darius Willis at Franklin Central

IU vs Michigan
Darius Willis vs Michigan

In 2014, I embarked on an extraordinary journey, leaving the US to pursue American football in a foreign land. Armed with a degree from Indiana University and driven by NFL aspirations, I set out despite two knee surgeries. Following a weekend performance at the New York Jets rookie camp, I sought to bolster my prospects by playing abroad. Initially eyeing Australia, I pivoted to Switzerland when the Australian league proved to be fraudulent.

(Photo: New York Jets Rookie Camp. Darius Willis and Geno Smith)
Darius Willis & Geno Smith New York Jets

Joining the Bern Grizzlies in 2014 was a transformative experience. It exposed me to a different standard of football and a culture where sports often remained a hobby. Despite the challenges, I found camaraderie among international athletes who shared the same dream – reaching the pinnacle of American football.

Driven by passion, I began sharing my knowledge, offering training, and education on US sports, and assisting athletes in pursuing opportunities abroad. This desire to empower others compelled me to stay in Switzerland, where I aimed to create a platform for those daring to dream beyond borders.

While the decision wasn't easy, leaving behind a growing training program in California, I knew I had a greater purpose here. My experiences laid the groundwork for ScoutSync, a platform founded on the belief that sports can be a catalyst for opportunity and change.

Today, I remain steadfast in my vision, committed to supporting athletes and coaches, breaking barriers, and delivering on the promise of a brighter future – where dreams know no bounds.

Stay tuned for more insights into the ScoutSync journey, where passion meets purpose, and dreams become reality.


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