I began playing tackle football in first grade. I immediately fell in love with the game and have pushed myself to become the best player I could possibly be ever since.
I am Class of 2021 and play for Marist School in Atlanta -- which is an extremely intense program that has become one of the winningest high school teams in Georgia history. Since enrolling at Marist in 7th grade, I have always been the starting Quarterback of my class. Throughout the school's history, our offense has historically been based around the triple option -- but over the last few years, we have developed a much more balanced offensive attack. Last season as a 10th grader, I was the back-up Varsity Quarterback, playing behind a talented upper-classman, and the starting Junior Varsity Quarterback. However, because of my athleticism and play-making ability, the coaches have asked me to transition to several new positions for my upcoming Junior season -- including Running Back, Slot Receiver, Cornerback and Punt/Kick Return. So while my Hudl film from 10th grade (as well as prior seasons) consists of highlights as a Quarterback, as my Junior season progresses, I will add highlights from new positions demonstrating my versatility as a player.
I have always focused intensely on my education. I have attended challenging, well regarded schools since first grade in Atlanta and have never made below an A in my academic career. I have always been on the Honors Math and Science track, and my Weighted GPA at Marist School is presently a 4.3. I have earned Deans List all six terms during 9th and 10th grade, and in 10th grade I won the class award recognizing the top student in Honors Chemistry. I am yet to take the ACT, but plan to do so this year and will be taking preparation classes in an effort to obtain the highest score possible.
Outside of my rigorous training schedule as part of my high school team, I am always working to improve my strength, speed and agility -- having trained with Anthony Daisy, founder of Exercise BioEnergetics, for the last two years. In addition, I have focused on enhancing my technique and football IQ -- having worked with Chris Hixson, founder of The Passing Academy, for the last three years. Importantly, I am also a team leader, trying to lead be example through my significant playing experience, work ethic, competitive spirit, sportsmanship and coach-ability.
Playing collegiate football has been a goal of mine for many years. I want to attend a college where I can play football at the highest level of competition possible, but that college must also offer an exceptional education and be among the most well regarded institutions from an academic standpoint. I look forward to finding the school that provides the best overall fit, and I will promise that I will always give my very best and do whatever possible to help the team succeed.