At one point, Brady hired a sports psychologist to help him cope with frustration and anxiety, and even considered transferring to California.
Brady told 60 Minutes in 2014: "He will always be somebody I rely on for sound advice and mentorship.
The process of recruiting was much different during Brady's time, and athletes' rankings were not as prominent.
In terms of recruiting in the 2000s, Brady would have been considered a four-star recruit. Nevertheless, Brady was determined to play football at the next level.
Against Michigan State, Brady was not chosen to play the second half; however, he was reinserted into the game with Michigan down by 17 points, and he nearly led Michigan all the way back before losing 34–31.
After a 300-yard passing game the following week, Carr went exclusively with Brady for the remainder of the season.
He played against Bellarmine College Preparatory rival Pat Burrell in both football and baseball.