Detours are usually time consuming delays that are generally not pleasant encounters.
Troup's Tristen Walsworth will be dealing with a long deviation in mid July, prior to reporting to Arkadelphia, Ark. where he has signed a letter to continue his football playing days as a member of the Ouachita Baptist University (NCAA Division II) football team.
Walsworth will literally be going half way around the world to play in a football game.
That's because the beefy lineman has been selected to play on USA Football's U.S. Under-19 National Team.
Walsworth was one of 44 Americans picked to represent their nation. FIve of the rostered players hail from the Lone Star State.
Team USA will compete in the 2014 International Federation of American Football Under-19 World Championship.
The eight-nation tournament will be played on July 7-16 in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
The American delegation, which will sport top-caliber players from 20 states, will battle in a field that features national teams from, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait and Mexico.
The U. S. squad will be coached by Aaron Brady, head coach of Malvern (Pa.) Preparatory School.
Walsworth and company will go through a training camp from June 25 to July 1 at Shenandoah University in Winchester,VA.
The team then departs for Kuwait the following day.
Team USA's pool games will pit them against Mexico (July 8, noon), Germany (July 11, 3 p.m.) and Japan (July 13, 3 p.m.).
The title game will begin at 3 p.m. on July 16.