The off season is the perfect time for a lot of programs to reward the hard work of deserving walk-ons.

That means we’re approaching #ScholarshipAlert season.

Before taking the field for their 6am workout, head coach Philip Montgomery talks about the surprise that is about to take place, and you can tell the love and appreciation he has for Sam Gottsch, who he is about to help fulfill a lifelong dream.

As players begin their warm up, a highlight video of Gottsch begins to play on the stadium’s big screen, and players start to sniff out what is happening.

See the video below for the full moment and more comments from Gottsch and the coaches.