Talking With Woodstock QB Liam Mickle Class Of 2022
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
Liam Mickle Woodstock QB/ATH Class of 2022 5'11 185
Liam Mickle how was your 2019 season? It was a growing year for me. We had a very young line that made some big strides and I’m excited about growing with them these next two years. I had good connections with my wr’s. I feel that I grew in many ways, reading defenses, recognizing coverages, running when I need too(leading rusher on the team), and also growing as a leader when adversity hits. What should college coaches know about you? I am a team first guy, I will be the first one there and the last one to leave. My work ethic to improve myself and the program is second to none. During the quarantine I organized over 50 practices at our park to make sure everyone in the program (not just varsity) was getting reps and improving. off the field, myself and other teammates in my garage have been dedicated to getting stronger. I’ve gained close to 40 pounds this offseason through strength, conditioning and speed work. I take the being one of the leaders of the team seriously and am dedicated to continuing to improve the culture of Blue Streak program! What does football mean to you? Football to me, is a way of life and a way to showcase my beliefs and values. Through my play, I am privileged to be able to set an example to people that are younger or older than me. The knowledge I have attained over the years playing the game has helped me become a better person in my daily walk. I hope i can continue to play football at the next level, and transition into coaching after college. What part of your game have you been working on in the offseason?
After last season, I dedicated myself to become stronger in order to better compete at the varsity level. At the end of the 2019 season I was 5’11 160lbs. Over quarantine I turned our garage into a gym, and through months and months of hard work with my teammates I made the 1,000 pound club for my HS as a Junior. On top of all the hard work, I am now 6’0 200lbs. With the added size I’ve been working on my speed with Davis speed center. I have dropped my 40 time by 0.40 and will continue to improve in that area. I plan on making a huge impact on the field this season and I know that my dedication to getting stronger and faster will play a big roll in that.
What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Send our Seniors out with a State title run, they deserve that! Also improve with the underclassmen to keep the Blue Streaks competitive like they were when our coach won the State title in 97!