I have a friend who dreams of being a famous athlete and wants to play sports in college to pay for his education.
Queenie, is that possible?—His best friend
It is possible for a very good athlete to get an athletic scholarship to a university. However, it depends on just how good an athlete your friend is. He should go to his coach for an assessment of his ability (and a recommendation, if he is good enough).
Your friend also should be prepared for the possibility that he will be told he is not as good an athlete as he thinks he is, and you should be prepared to help him face that truth if necessary.