So, in a way to better understand the use of Deep Dish Football for Illinois recruits and the whole entire IHSA Football scene. Decided to do player profiles of players who you might not know or you might know, but you should respect them for their roles on their respective teams. This is one of the many reasons why Deep Dish Football is respected in the IHSA. Every Football Player Has A Story To Tell
Mekhi Glover how was your junior season?
My junior season was the best season I’ve ever had stats and record wise. It was my first year starting on varsity and I started off strong leading the conference in touchdowns and yards per carry until week 5 when a high ankle sprain took me out until the playoffs where I hurt it again trying to play. Overall it was a good year as we made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs and only lost 3 games
What does football mean to you?
Football means the world to me. Ever since I stepped on the field as a 5 year old I fell in love with the game. Throughout the years I have met some of my best friends and seen places I have never seen before. Being good also gave me the opportunity to attend the school I am currently at on a scholarship and now I am using football as a way to hopefully get a cheap or even free education in college
What should college coaches know about you?
I would say that college coaches should know that I really am a student athlete as I take my education and grades just as serious as football. Another thing about me is that I love to compete and that I am always ready to put in work and extra work in order to do so. Finally I would want coaches to know that my size definitely doesn’t define who I am as a player as I work harder than many others at my position and will take on the biggest player a team has without any hesitation in order to win
What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field?
I would say my strongest trait in the football field is reading and hitting holes. Throughout my high school career our team has never had the biggest O-Line so being able to find and run through a hole quickly became a big part of my game. I would also say that my leadership and mentality towards my teammates also plays a role in who I am on the field. I have learned to have a next play mindset so that every time a teammate or I mess up we get over it quickly and move on and I believe that this has gotten us through a couple of tough games that may have seemed lost
What goals do you have for yourself this upcoming season?
I would say my biggest and most obvious goal this season is to lead my team to a state championship. I think us being young last year and getting that experience in the playoffs will really pay off this fall. But individually I just want to have a better season than I did last year and be able to just stay healthy the whole time. I think as long as I’m on the field the stats and awards will come with it. And like everyone else my long term goal this year is to go out with a bang and to get a scholarship to play football at the next level
How does Boylan look for the upcoming season?
Our team was really young last year with only around 5 or 6 starters graduating so this year we will have a lot of returning players and a lot of experience. This off-season we have pulled up a few sophomores up and the team has really began to bond as we get in the weight room and train together. With this bond that we have, our experience, and the amount of seniors our conference has lost from last year I would say we have a pretty good chance at going far.
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