Meet Wheaton-Warrenville South QB Matt Sommerdyke Class Of 2022 - Name You Must Know
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Matt Sommerdyke Wheaton Warrenville South QB 6'3 201 Class of 2022
Matt Sommerdyke how was your 2019 season? I would say my 2019 season was successful and great preparation for the next two seasons. Being able to gain more chemistry with my receivers and getting more comfortable as a whole with my team was what made it great. I think we have a great team for at least the next two years and we really were able to see our potential last season. Personally, I was happy with how I played throughout the season, but definitely have a lot to work on going into my junior year. What should college coaches know about you? If I could tell college coaches one thing it would be I am always ready to work. I always am looking forward to going to practice with the guys or going out to get better by myself. I really love striving to be the best version of myself both on the field and in the classroom. Another thing I would like college coaches to know is about my toughness. Mentally and physically. I always think I can do it and won’t be discouraged by anything on the field. My coaches say the one thing you can control is attitude and I think being mentally tough is a huge part of playing football, especially quarterback. What do you like about playing QB? Quarterback is the best position in sports and it is not even close. Just being in complete control, and having the whole game in your hands every play, is just awesome. Knowing your whole team is relying on you to make a play, putting the pressure on. The pressure of the position is what makes it great. Knowing your coaches and teammates have full trust in you going out there and making a play, there is no feeling like it. That pressure also makes it the hardest position in sports, you always have to be prepared for whatever is thrown at you, just like in life. Playing quarterback prepares you for real life challenges and creates memories I will have forever. That is why I love playing the position. What part of your game have you been working on in the offseason? I have been focusing on the mental game. I have been working on my drops and arm mechanics too, but I think what really separates quarterbacks is the mental game. No matter how athletic you are you need to be smart. I have been watching a lot of film on guys like Tom Brady and Drew Brees, who aren’t the most gifted guys, but are two of the best to ever do it because of their mental preparedness. They are always a step ahead of everyone else on the field, that’s how I strive to be. I’m working on transitioning from a high school level quarterback mentally to one who can play at the college level mentally as well as physically. What is your favorite route to throw to?
My favorite route has got to be the post. Depending on how you angle it it can beat any coverage. Also if you work on it enough with your teammates it is impossible to guard when perfectly timed. It is just so satisfying for me to throw and complete. If you ask any of my coaches they will tell you I am always looking to go deep and take a shot, a post is a great way to put it up there and let my receiver go make a play. I love to show off my arm strength with the homerun ball and I trust my receivers to go make the play, making the post my favorite route to throw no doubt!