Conversation With Stagg 6'4 OL Yasine Gorchene Class Of 2024 - Name To Watch
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Yasine Gorchene Stagg OL Class Of 2024 6'4 280
Yasine Gorchene how was your junior season? It was a great season for me on a personal level. I just felt like working hard all off-season before my junior season really paid off. Then transitioned into the summer and just kept getting better week by week. I started all 9 games for Stagg, 7 at center and 2 at right guard. Special shout-out to my offensive line coach Jeff O'Bradovich for getting me right. What does football mean to you? Football means a lot to me. Playing with my guys from school, going to practices and team bonding wouldn't trade it for anything else. Nothing else I can do in that time that would even compare to football. Like Coach Nero always says it teaches your life it makes you have a purpose. Football is what keeps me going every day, Even though were not in season. I started playing coming in high school and remembering coming in the first day to summer camp freshmen year to now it just changed my perspective on everything. Playing the sport definitely helped me become a better athlete but most definitely a better person. Overall football just reflects to give me valuable life skills that get developed through adversity, hard times and situations that you might not be comfortable with, but it definitely is setting you up for success in the future.
What should college coaches know about you? College coaches should know that off the field i care well about my grades. I have a 3.9 GPA and care much about academics. I'm also in National Honors society. On the field I feel like I'm very well coachable and am willing to work hard for a program if I had the opportunity given to me. What do you like about playing on the offensive line? Man, the battle of the trenches. I love playing offensive line because its either you win your rep or lose it. The best thing is if you don't you can have a chance to win the next one. But the reality is everyone is going to have a last snap and you never know when it is. You have a chance to legally try to take someone's head off. Games are won in the trenches. How does Stagg look for the upcoming season? We have a lot of returning starters, Last year it was a lot of juniors dipping their feet in the water but now were going to be ready to go. We have Berry Still in the backfield for his senior season and more offensive weapons that are going to get us winning games. We are coming in full go to win more games than last year. Our off-season is going really well and just setting us up to have a really good season and leave Stagg football in good shape for the future.
Who else on Stagg is ready for a breakout season? Most definitely my guy Terrell Williams, he was a sophomore on varsity and started at nose guard. Mustafa Akel, Gavin Mcdonald, Gytis Jancikuas, John Composono all putting in hard work this off-season making our defense better. Cherterion Rodgers unfortunately got injured last season, but he is most definitely going to make a statement next year. For our offense Zach Vanloon running back is going to have one heck of a year running behind a senior offensive line! Who do incoming freshmen need to know about this Stagg football program? Glad you brought this up. Me and Coach Nero talked about this situation. This past week we had a youth camp and there were kids from all over who came to Stagg for this camp. You don’t need to go to a private school to play football. There is talent at Stagg, and you don’t see a lot of them going to private schools because to change a program you need to build a foundation for the future. Bring the talent to Stagg keep building and Stagg is going to see success in the future. The things Coach Nero has done for this program so far, are great and kids that live in the area have so much potential to do great things for this program and still be able to get recruited to colleges. Anything is possible!
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