September 23, 2018

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Diamond in the Rough: Jonathan Hill, Pearl River High School

Jonathan is a junior left tackle at Pearl River High School. He uses his height and size to his advantage to dominate the field. Jonathan has a GPA of 3.2. He attended various camps over the summer to stay active and better prepare himself for this season. He loves the physicality of football and has been told he is very coachable.

 

Height: 6’2

Weight: 270

Bench: 315

Squat: 405

Clean: 225

40 Time: 5.5

GPA: 3.2

When did you begin playing football and what do you love about it?

  I think I was 9 or 10 years old when I began to play. It is a physical sport you get to play with a bunch of people you like and meet so many new people. I like to interact with people and it gets very high intensity especially down in the South where the coaches interact with the players more.

Do you play any other sports or received any sports awards?

  I am on the wrestling team as well as track and field and football. Last year I was second team All-District for football. Wrestling last year, I went to state and finished 7th. I lettered in all 3 of my sports last year my sophomore year.

How do you feel you did last season?

  I think I did pretty good it was a lot of fun and a lot of teams are harder to beat down south. When I lived in North Carolina the sport was not as big and competitive.

What did you do in the off-season to prepare for this year?

  I attended multiple football camps to make sure I stayed active. I went to the Tulane and LSU camps, the Top 150 camp, Ole Miss, Southeastern, as well as a few others. I worked out mostly with the team over the summer.

What is the most exciting aspect of being left tackle?

  I love the physical aspect of it when it comes to hitting people. It is very dynamic.

What do you think your coaches would say about you?

  Coaches would say I am very coachable and dependent. I am positive and have been told I have very good coach ability.

What are you looking forward to this season and what are your goals?

  I want to make better grades and hopefully more colleges will look at me the better I do each game. I want to work on my blocks and get my rules correct.

What is your biggest motivation on the field?

  I love to win and I also want to go to college so I can receive a good education.

What would you want your college major to be?

I think I want to do mechanical or chemical engineering because they are very hands on.

What have you most improved on since last season?

  My strength, stance, and footwork look much cleaner. I am a lot stronger than I was this time last year. I am invited to participate in a North vs. South All-American game this year and will participate.

 

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