Publish Date: 12/22/2020
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
#40 Senior TE DE
Goshen High School
I was able to watch this young man play once last season and he was the one player that stood out to me. He was all over the field and he never seemed lost on the field, but that is to be expected from a player Harvard University has looked at. Playing three sports and keeping the GPA at 3.9 tells you all you need to know about him add to the face he takes college courses as well as his high school classes. I.M.O. a lot of college coaches are missing out on a player who would help their team in a big way.
1- You play Basketball, football, and baseball. Which is your favorite? Even though it’s probably my worst sport and I only played for one season, I’d have to say basketball is my favorite to play out of the three. After that, it goes football then baseball.
2- Do you plan to play a sport or sports in college? If so which sport or sports? I do plan on playing a sport in college. I still have to make a decision between football and baseball. I love both sports, but I’ve played football for just three years compared to fourteen years of baseball. Part of me feels like I’ve had enough baseball for now, which makes me lean towards playing football in college. I’m not 100% decided though.
3- Have you heard from any college coaches? If so, which ones? I’ve heard from a few coaches. Indiana Wesleyan, Thomas More, Ohio Dominican, Harvard, and Ball State have all shown interest in me.
4- With a 3.9 GPA you have to be a well-rounded student. Do you have a favorite subject? As a sophomore, I starting taking dual credit classes at Sinclair Community College. Along with the work I’ve done there, I’ve taken two English classes that have been pretty fun for me. I usually hate writing papers, but these classes have probably been the easiest/most enjoyable ones I’ve taken up to this point. So yeah, I’d go with English.
5-In the game against Cincinnati Hughes, which was my first time seeing you guys. In that game, you seem to be all over the field which leads me to this question. Do you like offense or defense better? Why? Defense. This past season was my first time playing offense so everything was pretty new and a little uncomfortable to learn. I’ve played defense all three years of high school and I’m more comfortable at defensive end than I am at tight end. Something about defense and the fact that all 11 players have to work together in order to be successful is a lot of fun for me. Offense is the same way, but Goshen’s defense and the coaches we had made it tons of fun to play that side of the ball.
The best part is knowing all the coaches are there to help you in any way possible. Over the past three years, my coaches in every sport have helped me out tremendously.
7- How rough was it getting through such a strange season? It was definitely strange. The worst part was not having fans in the stadium, especially for the first playoff game. Before the games it always seemed really quiet aside from the music that was playing. It made it hard to get excited for the games to start. Once we started playing I didn’t really think about any of that though.
8- What game will you remember the most now that your high school football career is finished? Probably our last home game against New Richmond. We were definitely not the favored team, but we ended winning that game.
My biggest regret is probably not playing my freshman year.
10-What would you tell that incoming seventh-grader about signing up for football? I would tell them that high school football can seem like a grind at times, but it’s worth sticking with and not giving up. It’ll definitely be a great experience if you’re willing to put in the work to be good.
Football Awards: 3x All-Conference, All-City, All-Southwest Ohio, and 3rd team All Ohio.