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Talking With Nazareth Athlete Garrett Reese Class Of 2025 - Name To Watch

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

Garrett Reese Nazareth Athlete Class Of 2025 6'1 162

Garrett Reese how was your sophomore season? My sophomore season went well. I transferred from IC to Nazareth over the summer, making that big change and adjustment can be hard but I felt like my coaches and teammates accepted me right away. I felt that family bond and relationship at the first practice. The start of the season was rough for me. I went from not playing at all in the first game, to getting in a little playing time in the second game. By the third game I was starting. That feeling of accomplishment was great and a real confidence boost. We started off the season 1-3 but turned it around quickly and finished the season as 5A State Champions. It was a great to show the people that doubted us from the start what we could do. We are a good, young team with a lot of strong players returning next year and we can only get better. What does football mean to you? For me, football is more than a game. I get the opportunity to play a game that I love and I’ve made so many friends that I can call brothers. Football is physical and mental, having the support of teammates with a goal to battle every week, builds character. You won’t find that in most sports. My teammates have a shared goal, and most of my friends are connected through football. It’s pretty cool to have friends all over the country through my sport who all share the same passion to be the best.

What should college coaches know about you? The first thing they should know is that I’m a student athlete. My school work is a priority. Second, I’m a hard worker I put my head down and grid no questions asked. I’m also a versatile player on offense/defense…I will play anywhere that gets me on the field. What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field? I feel like my strongest trait is my ability to read the field and adjust my coverage defense / make things happen when I’m on offense. Just being and overall playmaker with a strong football IQ. What goals do you have for yourself this season? I have high expectations for myself next season. My first goal is to improve speed and agility to become more explosive off the line. I want to make a bigger impact on the team on offense - catches, TDs and defensive stops. Obviously, as a team our goal will be to come back and defend our state title.

What player on Nazareth is ready for a breakout season? Oh, my we have so many studs in the team. We are all working hard in the off season to prepare for next year. As I said earlier, we are a young team with a lot of talent. Next year can and will be a breakout season for many our players.

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