O'Conner High School
I’ve been playing football since I was 8 years old and the one thing that I have learned is that being part of a team has taught me that no matter where I am my role and attitude contributes to success, failure and just getting by for anything that I do. Being a part of something bigger than just me is important, like my family even though I’m only 1 person, I’m a brother, son, and represent my family in everything I do. What I do with my personal decisions can impact what others not only think about me, but it also reflects what they might think about my family. Both my parents were able to attend school on scholarships, my mother for academics and my father for athletics. Their parents could not afford to pay for school and they had to find a way to make it. As for academics, school is a huge factor for me, my parents have always pushed me hard not just to make good grades, but they want me to make great grades, the difference is how much I can push myself to achieve something that requires me to work harder for not just what I want, but making sure that I am living up to the expectations that my parents have provided through their examples. I want to not only make my family proud of me, but I want to be proud of what I have done to achieve these accomplishments. Finally and most importantly, God and Faith has played and even greater role this year than in the past. My sophomore year didn’t go the way I wanted, but through faith and prayer I have learned to ask for God’s guidance to help me make the best of the time I was given and learned how to be thankful for what I have. I’m really beginning to understand why prayer is so important, but how having faith in God knowing that there is a plan for me, I just have to believe and trust!
WHAT THE SCOUTS ARE SAYING
He has good lateral quickness and is a physical player. He is very instinctual with very good read-and-react ability, always seems to work his way into position to make a play on the ball.
Recruit Nation - Regional Scout
He fights through blocks using hands and quickness, doesn’t let up after initial contact and constantly rips at the ball while making a tackle or when others have secured the stop.
DSN - Scouting Director