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Conversation With Joliet Catholic Linebacker Nate Hernandez Class Of 2023

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

Nate Hernandez Joliet Catholic Linebacker Class of 2023 6'0 210

Nate Hernandez how was your junior season? Really good coach, even though I had to sit behind 3 seniors and one going to University of Illinois. I was still able to get a decent amount of playing time, started a few games and even won state this year. What schools have you talked to so far?

Yale, Navy, Dartmouth, Sioux falls, SMSU, Drake… and a few more but those are showing the most interest. Especially Drake and Yale What should college coaches know about you? That I'm committed, whatever program is willing to take a chance on me I can promise they will not be disappointed. More than willing to fill whatever role my team needs even if it means not necessarily on the filled. Don’t get it twisted though because nothing going to ever stop me from playing in the first place. Plus, they don’t have to worry about me academically. I have a 4.51 GPA and I'm currently in all honors/AP courses and in NHS. What does football mean to you? Everything… more than just a game but a way to provide for my family and especially my mother… a way to ensure I can go to college for free and even find a way to pay her back and provide for my family the way they always have for me. What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field? My aggressive nature and willingness to throw my body to make the play… even if someone is bigger than me. What excited you most about this upcoming season? The fact that we have a talented team, and that it's my senior year, and we’re on a mission to win back-to-back.

What do you like about playing linebacker? It's the best position on the field. You’re the QB of the defense and everyone is counting on you. Not only that but I love the physicality of the position and how important it truly is.

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