When he’s not busy training or playing in MLS games, Toronto FC’s Ralph Priso has used some of his spare time to hit the books towards completing his high school diploma.
It’s not the only schooling the 18-year-old is undergoing this season. He’s also getting a valuable and intense education playing in the heart of Toronto's midfield alongside captain Michael Bradley.
It’s been a whirlwind eight months for Priso, a Toronto native who signed with TFC as a homegrown player on Oct. 14, 2020 after graduating from the team’s academy system. Just 10 days later, he made his professional debut when he came on as a substitute for Nick DeLeon in a 5-0 road loss to the Philadelphia Union. Priso went on to play in three more games and earned his first MLS start by the end of the campaign under Greg Vanney, who took a somewhat cautious approach when it came to giving playing time to young players during his time in charge.