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Otto Hess Class of 2021 OL Oswego 6'7 280
Otto Hess how was your 2018 season?
My season went well. Being a part of a 9-0 sophomore squad and contributing what I could at the varsity level to help them to a 9-0 record is probably the best outcome I could ask for.
How was your North Central college camp?
I think it went well. I felt more agile than last year and the offseason, but I could’ve done better in the combine part of the camp. One 40 time or broad jump measure doesn’t define my season though, and I think that I’ll improve throughout the summer at various camps. I felt like the Indy time and 1 on 1 segment was productive, and I wasn’t surprised when I was stuck with the seniors for Indy because of my size. Being expected to rise to the older level of competition is always something that has been expected of me, so it wasn’t a big surprise.
What should college coaches know about you?
College coaches should know that I am a very up front person. That goes for anything if they ask me a question in or outside of football, it’ll be answered truthfully. If they ask me to do something in or outside of football, I will do it to the best of my abilities. I’m also someone who loves to understand the game. I ask a lot of questions in practice about why we do certain things, weather it be a play or a drill, because I enjoy understanding the reasons for those things. In my free time I break down even our simple plays against different looks because I don’t like to get caught off guard, and knowing what to do against those different looks all starts with asking questions.
What do you feel is your strongest trait on the field?
I feel that size, especially my height, allows me to be a better reach blocker and pass protector than most. My footwork is something I’m working on improving, but the natural gift of height allows me to lock on to defenders before they can attack their key. Also, as I mentioned before I always work to understand the game and our playbook more. So I also am able to grasp adjustments we make on the fly in game situations.
What goal do you have for yourself this season?
My goal for this season is to improve in any way possible that will help the team. We are looking to go deep in the playoffs this year and with two new schools joining our conference. I know I have to have a productive summer to be ready for the season and to help us win.
What is your go-to pregame meal?
Most of the time I eat ramen, because it has a lot of carbs and not much else. Either that or subway, because we have one right across the street from the school.
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