A lesson never can be learned too late.
"It's been a real awakening for me," George Cottrell said. "I knew I dealt with a lot kids with school and coaching, but I never realized how many adults were around that I came in contact with.
"You always teach kids that you never know who's watching and to make sure you leave a good first impression. I've had people contacting me from all aspects of my life.
“I've always tried to leave people with a positive impression, and this has kind of been confirming that."