Wheaton Academy WR Andrew LaPlant Class Of 2021 - College Coaches Do Not Miss Out On This Playmaker
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Andrew LaPlant Wheaton Academy WR 5'10 195 Class of 2021
Andrew LaPlant how was your 2019 season? In my head going into the 2019 season, I thought I would have an all-conference year and would start to get some looks from some bigger colleges. God had a different plan for me. I didn’t get the honors I wanted but what I did get from that season is learning from adversity. I was injured for 2 games and my coaches wouldn’t tell me if I was the starter or not until 10 minutes before the game. Sometimes my name wouldn’t be in the starting lineup and that’s what really made me work harder for my senior season. I will not let my junior season define my football capabilities and my skill set. What does football mean to you? Football is more than a game. Football requires 11 brothers to trust each other every single play to do there job. Football for me one day will end, but the lessons my coaches and players teach me day in and day out last a lifetime. Football gives me a unique opportunity to glorify God in ways that is different from off the field. There’s a bond between your teammates and yourself that is just different than friendship. I’m an only child but on the field I have 10 other brothers working for the same goal, a win. What should college coaches know about you? If there’s one thing colleges should know about me is that I know my role and part of the team. If you want me as a scout team player for my freshman season, I’ll do it. If coaches want me as a second string, I’ll do it. I’ll do whatever is best for the team and what puts the team in a better position to win the game. As a player I want to win games. As a whole, we want a ring and I’m going to do whatever it takes to get that ring whether that’s playing or cheering on my teammates from the sideline. What do you feel is your strongest trait on the football field? I think my routes have improved a ton just due to repetition. Kofi Hughes and other trainers have mentored me and taught me how to run different routes correctly. I’m not the fastest guy in the world but I think I can separate myself from other receivers from the routes I run. Also I think my catching ability has improved a ton just going to Next Level and Throw it Deep every weekend. Although there are some stuff that needs improvements and tweaks which are in the works. There’s always something I can improve on. What goals do you have for yourself this upcoming season? Goals for myself this year is that I want to win. This year just feels different. It doesn’t feel like any other year. I think the team we have now, is at its best. We have worked too hard to settle for anything less. I think the team that we have this year can really turn some heads. We got some new weapons that we are going to use in different positions. My main goal is that I want to win and of course I have smaller goals for myself alone that I would like to achieve. I’d love to get team honors like being a captain and being awarded All conference/All-State. That’s all in God’s hands though. I’m going to control what I can control and leave the rest up to him.