Team leaders prepare to play at college level

Chris Roche, Sports editor

Ian Allen, 12
Top 3 college picks: Kansas State University, University of Missouri, University of Arkansas Position: Linebacker Experience: 11 years of football
How did you reach this level of play?
“Playing since 2nd grade has contributed to a lot of the practice and just hitting the weight room hard during high school has helped a lot,
also getting better everyday when I practice.”
What did it feel like being recruited?
“When I started to get contacted by recruiters I got pretty excited knowing the feeling that division 1 schools are actually interested in me”
What do scouts say they like about you?
“Most scouts tell me I have quick feet, explosive feet, good tackling form, and am super physical.”

Tom Adams, 12
Top 3 college picks: Georgetown University, United States Military Academy at Westpoint,
Marquette University Position: Forward Experience: 11 years of soccer
How did you reach this level of play?
“My club practices 4 times a week and high school everyday, not counting practicing on my own which includes getting stronger and
faster mostly”
What did it feel like being recruited?
“It makes you feel pretty good having coaches go out of their way to get you to play for them but at times its frustrating with having to decide between them ”
What do scouts say they like about you?
“They mostly say they like my athleticism and ability to score goals out of nothing.”

Kirk Harris, 12
Commited to: Indiana University Position: Offensive lineman Experience: 10 years of football
How did you reach this level of play?
“Working hard on the field and off the field helped me reach this level of play”
What did it feel like being recruited?
“It was very stressful having all the scouts interested in me, I am glad that its all over now”
What do scouts say they like about you?
“Most scouts say I have great feet, I stay low, and that I am very agrresive on the field.”

Justin Fulks
Top 3 college picks: University of Oregon, Kansas State University, University of Arkansas
Position: Running back Experience: 7 years of football
How did you reach this level of play?
“I worked very hard on my strengths to make them better, and even harder on my weaknesses to make them my strengths”
What did it feel like being recruited?
“I had butterflies in my stomach, it felt great to know that people were interested in getting me to go to their college”
What do scouts say they like about you?
They say I am really versatile, that I could play a slot reciever or running back, also that I make really good cuts.”