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Joseph Culotta '24 Recruiting Profile

Sycamore High SchoolSycamore, ILFootball
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Primary PositionAthlete
Secondary PositionOutside Linebacker
Dominant HandRight
40 Yard Dash4.68
5-10-5 Shuttle4.185
Bench Press305
3 Cone Drill7.15
Broad Jump108.5"


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Personal Statement

As part of our starting defense rotation, we only allowed 1 touchdown in the 9 game regular season and allowed only 2 touchdowns in 3 playoff games.  We finished our regular season undefeated (9-0).  We won the Interstate 8 conference and were ranked 1st in state Class 5A and 6th overall in Illinois going into the state playoffs.  

I come from a family of competitive athletes. My grandfather was a 2-time Louisiana all-state wrestler in high school and the captain of his track team in college. My father had an opportunity to play either Div I football or baseball. Ultimately, he chose to play Div I baseball and was later recruited by the Cincinnati Reds. My mom was a Div II college softball pitcher. 

As for me, you can say the apple didn't fall far from the tree.  I am a 2-sport athlete.  I have been very fortunate during my high school football career. My sophomore season I mainly played both ways on the JV team but played up for varsity as a backup as well.  That year, our varsity team made it to the state semi-finals losing to the team that ultimately won state.  My junior season (2022-23) I was 1 of only 4 juniors that started due to our talent-rich senior class.  Ultimately, our season ended in a 10-7 loss in the semi-final game to a team that went on to win the state championship game..  

I have a very competitive mentality both on and off of the field.  I was raised to always give 110% in everything I do. I lead by example and am very well respected by my peers. I am determined to succeed and I refuse to accept failure. I am very confident in my abilities and will not quit anything once I get it set in my mind. I also show these qualities in my studies having been placed in several AP and honors classes I currently carry a 4.31 GPA.  I have also been accepted to the National Honor Society in October, 2022.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter
  • 1 years
  • 2022 Varsity Team
     - Jersey: #33
  • Individual Awards
  • 1st Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards
  • State 3rd Place, Regional Chanmps, Sectional Chanmps, Conference Chanmps
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #33
  • Team Awards
  • Sectional Chanmps, Regional Chanmps, State 3rd Place, Conference 2nd Place
  • 2021 Junior Varsity Team
     - Jersey: #45
  • 2020 Freshman Team
     - Jersey: #45

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Joe Ryan


  • Realize Athletics
  • 3 years

Additional Sports

  • Baseball
  • 10 years
  • Junior Varsity Team


Statistic2022 Varsity Team
Assisted tackles3
Pass break-ups5
Solo tackles18
Tackles for a loss6



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High School Information

Phone(815) 899-8160

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Awards and Activities

  • AwardsHonor Roll every semester, National Honors Society - Inducted Oct 2022, Academic All-Conference
  • ActivitiesYouth and Government, Youth Engaged Philanthropy, History Club, Business Leadership

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