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
David Blake how was your sophomore season?
My sophomore was extremely better than my freshman season. Before this season is when i really got into lifting and working out with a purpose. I saw these results clearly during that season. I had more sacks tackles on defense and more vital blocks on offense. I played both ways usually for the whole game as I have been ever since I’ve started playing. I also began learning how to study film and scout my opponents. I had a lot of fun during my sophomore season too and that was important to me.
What does football mean to you?
Football is everything to me. When people talk about me, they usually say “Oh David, he’s that football player”. I think I’ve made football my personality to be honest. This game is one of my loves because it’s something i can rely on. Sure, a major injury could occur but those heal and then you come back stronger. Football presents many opportunities for me and my family. There’s the financial advantage but football is more to me than money. Football gives me the opportunity to create strong bonds with my teammates and even my coaches, just like I have during my time at Fenwick. I love the early mornings waking up to workout with my boys as well.
What should college coaches know about you?
College coaches should know that I’m an extremely hard worker, on and off the field. My parents have taught me and reinforced in me the idea that someone is watching at all times. They should know that I will represent the university well, always. Another quality they should know about is my chemistry with my teammates. I’m a high motor player with high enthusiasm and interest in the game. I bring loads of positive energy to my teammates and as a leader I will insure my improvement as well as the improvement of my teammates. I also strive for excellence in the classroom. I believe that the knowledge I learn in the classroom can be used on the field.
What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field?
I believe my strongest trait is my presence. I’m a force felt by everyone at all times. I execute the called plays to a point of precision and my confidence on the field tells everyone that no one can stop me.
What goals do you have for yourself this upcoming season?
This will be my first season officially starting on varsity so a goal for this season is to make a name for myself. I’d like to have more accounts like your own to recognize me and acknowledge my talents. Another important goal I have is to do whatever I can to get my team back to the championship and for 2 wins in a row. As far as in game goals go, my goal isn’t to have a number of sacks or tackles per game. My goal is to not miss any tackles that come my way. Of course, sacks and tackles aren’t going to fall in my lap, so I have to work for them. However, during my last season I’ve let too many plays up coming off of my edge and I’d like to eliminate those for good.
Who is the funniest coach on the Fenwick staff?
The funniest coach at Fenwick has to be Mark Vruno. He’s a great coach and he always joins in on our games. He’s knows how to celebrate and he’s always joking around.
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