Jack Davis, 18, senior at Palisades Charter High School and captain of his swim team
NBA player Jason Collins shook the sports world yesterday as the first active player in a men's professional sports league. Waves of support came throughout the country.
I'm proud to call Jason Collins a friend. wjcf.co/154piCi— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 29, 2013
But while Jason Collins may be making headlines, there's another star athlete from southern California whose coming out you may not have heard about: Jack Davis.
He's an 18-year-old senior at the Palisades Charter High School, and he's one of the many student athletes who's out, well before any professional sports star came forward.
"Wow, we've been waiting for this for a long time," Davis says, "but then I have to remember that I'm 18, and other people have been waiting for this for a lifetime."
Athletes like Davis may even have more of an impact than Collins, because they have been making themselves role models in their own communities for years.