David Wright is a Physical Education at Hawick High School and taught Stuart Hogg when he was a pupil at the school.
Mr Wright says that even in the early days he recognised Stuart had something a little bit special:
More top news
Breaking Into News is an initiative run by the Media Trust in partnership with ITV News and ITN to find broadcast journalists of the future.
Emma brings you Sunday's forecast for the Border region
We spoke to the various political party candidates, all vying for the west Cumbrian seat.