I am a 6’3”, 240 lb.. 17 year old junior center out of Clear Lake, Iowa. I have started varsity since day one my sophomore year. I have a 4.0 GPA and take advanced classes, I have earned academic excellence as well as honor roll status my freshman and sophomore years and have maintained my academic honor roll and a 4.0 GPA this year as a junior.
In the classroom, I enjoy solving tough problems, and I take my academics very seriously. I have set the bar high for myself and plan on achieving great things through college and beyond. The thought of receiving a quality education, and the opportunity to play football at the same time, is exciting. I plan on studying biomedical engineering or biochemistry, then eventually going to medical school. An ideal institution for me would be one that challenges me academically and holds me to just as high of standards as I have set for myself. I would love the chance to play football at the next level with teammates that posses a similar drive.
Athletically, I want to play for a team where I can make a difference on the field of play, in the locker room, and working with my teammates in the classroom. I was recently awarded District Honorable Mention and our team won the district title at 9-0 for the regular season. We were in the quarterfinals with home field advantage in the playoffs. Unfortunately our team fell short of the ultimate journey to the championship this year but it was a great ride! The men I play alongside with are important to me, and I believe with hard work, teamwork, and good team chemistry, any goal is achievable. While lots of playtime is important to me, I know we live in a competitive world, so if and when I have the opportunity to fight for a spot, I will gladly take on the challenge and say “bring it on.” I believe a competitive university experience with high academic values would be my best fit. I will consider any program in any part of the country that fits the criteria I am looking for.
Coaches, I hold myself to a very high standard in all aspects of my life. Personally, I have set up a system that keeps my priorities in check to make sure I am always organized and prepared with family, academics, and athletics. I believe that this system is best represented by the way someone builds a house. My family is my foundation. If my foundation isn’t strong, meaning I am not connected to them, the rest of my house will fall. Academics and education are the framing of the house. Once this is built sturdy, I can add all the details, which is the fun part, athletics. This is what sells the house: details and design, the sizzle, the curb appeal. My strong connection with my family, and my effort in the classroom allow me to have the ability to give athletics and the weight room 100% and do my 1/11th on the field. When I’m in a rut and feel overwhelmed I can always fall back on my sturdy framework of "my house" to push through any adversity. I am eager to work hard, ready for whatever is expected, and cannot wait for a chance to meet you and visit your program. Please get in touch with me and my family to discuss the next steps. I believe I will be an asset and I thank you for any and all consideration.