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Introducing St. Charles East Athlete Sheko Gjokaj Jr. Class Of 2026

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

Sheko Gjokaj Jr St. Charles East Athlete Class Of 2026 5'7 150

Sheko Gjokaj Jr how was your freshmen season? Great. I got moved up to JV after the second game and led the team in receiving the last 7 games. As a team we went 5-1 in the Dukane conference. A lot of great football players are in this conference. What does football mean to you? Football means everything to me. I have been training for football my whole life. I love the grind. I love playing with my teammates and the bond you create with your teammates. What should college coaches know about you? I am a very hard worker. I am smart and instinctive football player. I lead by example. I am a team player and I will do whatever the team needs me to do.

What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field? I am a grinder. I give it 100% all the time. Playing slot receiver I find the wholes in the the zones and my play making ability with yards after the catch. What part of your game have you been working on in the offseason? I have been putting in a lot of time on my route running this off season. I take pride in my route running and getting open for my quarterback. I train with Coach Hohensee 4 days a week on my route running and with Midwest Boom.

What are you goals for this upcoming season? I want to start at slot receiver on Varsity at Saint Charles East this upcoming year as a sophomore. I really want to be an impact player on the team and help us succeed this year.

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