Talking With Wheaton Academy WR Javonte Rucker Class Of 2021
So in a way to better understand the use of Deep Dish Football for lllinois 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. Every Football Player Has A Story To Tell
Javonte Rucker Wheaton Academy WR Class of 2021 6'2 190
Javonte Rucker how was your 2019 season? My 2019 season was different then everyone else’s I was injured last year due to a torn ACL. I spent a lot of time in the weight room trying to develop my leg strength. However I never skipped a practice or game, I was always there watching and supporting my teammates! What does football mean to you? Football to me is more then just a game I play with my friends, it has taught me many life lessons and helped me develop into the young man I am today. I love everything about football, the grind, teamwork, the games, the practices, and so much more. What should college coaches know about you? They should know that I am a team first guy, yeah I love having crazy stats in game but if we’re aren’t winning that it doesn’t really matter. They should also know that I’m a hard worker I really developed a work ethic through my knee injuries. Tearing both my ACL’s taught me that if I really want this it’s not gonna be easy and I need to grind for it, and that’s what I’ve been doin all throughout high school trying to become the best version of myself for the betterment of my team! What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field? My height and speed. My height allows me to beat a lot of corners on jump balls and helps me to win a lot of jump balls on defense as well. Being as tall as I am creates a lot of mismatches when I’m goin against a shorter DB. What part of your game have you been working on in the offseason? I’ve been working on some of the fundamentals of being a reciever such as getting out of my breaks faster as well as just catching the ball.