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Talking With Olympia 6'4 Linebacker Chase Litwiller Class Of 2024 - Top Recruit You Need To Know

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

Chase Litwiller Olympia Linebacker/ATH Class Of 2024 6'4 185

Chase Litwiller how was your junior season? It was very good started the season off with a win against Riverton high school then going into the playoffs we were 5-4. This was the first time in 37 years that our school has made it to the playoffs and won a playoff game. We ended the playoffs in the quarterfinals with a hard lose to Williamsville, ending the season 7-5. This was my best year as a junior have 120 tackles this season playing inside linebacker, 60 solo and 60 assists and 9 tackles for loss. Getting nominated first team all conference on defense and defensive MVP for our team second year in a row. What does football mean to you? Ever since I was a little boy, I have wanted to play football. When I was 3 years old, I told my mom I wanted to play football so I could hit people. Finally, freshman year I got to put on the pads and I loved it!! It is a family for me. I love how you go out every game, to trust your teammates to do their job for everyone to succeed and the team to get the win. Our team is a brotherhood and that is the best part, I have their backs and I know they have mine. What should college coaches know about you? Coaches should know that I am a 3 sport athlete that works hard and gives every ounce of myself for my teams. I am long, athletic and coachable and willing to improve any aspect of my game. I have a 3.2 GPA and want to study sport management. I stand 6’4 with a 6’8 wing span. I am quick to read offensive plays and can cut back to make the tackle. When I’m not at football, basketball camp or track practice you will find me baling hay!

How does Olympia look for the upcoming season? We are losing a lot of our line on both sides of the ball, along with a couple running backs. But I think that we have the guys to step up and fill those positions. The core of the brotherhood is still here and our bonds run deep! These are my brothers. Our next senior class is ready to lead and the juniors will have big shoes to fill but they are up for the task. Overall, I think next year will be better than this year. Hopefully, making a deeper run in the playoffs. We would love to be playing in our back yard at ISU come November. What do incoming freshmen need to know about this Olympia football program? Coach Lyons and staff have worked really hard to create a winning culture. If you want to be part of the brotherhood, you must be willing to work hard and put your time in the weight room. Trust the process and stay focused, be willing to learn the offense and defense and work to be better tomorrow than you were today.

What goals do you have for yourself next season? My goals are to have 140+ tackles. I would love to leave Olympia as the defensive player with the most tackles in his career. I would love to be defensive MVP for the 3rd year, First Team All Conference and hopefully All State. Leading my team into the State Playoffs for the 2nd year in a row. Then ending my high school career with an offer to continue my playing career in college!

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