September 20, 2019

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Diamond In The Rough: Josh Remetich

In today’s edition of Diamond In The Rough, I will be highlighting 1st team all-district offensive lineman Josh Remetich from Holy Cross. The 4-star prospect has a massive 6’5 frame that easily supports his 280lb weight. In the classroom, Josh maintains a 3.0 GPA and scored a 22 on the ACT. On the field he is a MONSTER! His strength an aggression jumps off the screen along with his continuous motor. He is never satisfied with just winning the block. His goal is to drive the opposition into the ground and dominate them every play. Josh also displays good feet that allow him to easily get to the second level and engage linebackers. In the event of an interception, you can rely on him to run down field and make a tackle. As a person, he is a humble and well-mannered guy with a good head on his shoulders. It’s hard to believe that under all that is a nasty offensive lineman that’s buries people on Friday nights. Down below are a few snippets from our conversation.

 

 

How did you first get started playing football?

  • I first started playing football when I was four years old. My Dad brought me down to a park in Belle Chasse and said let’s play football. Then we met the guy who ran the park and he ask if I wanted to play football and I said yes sir. The first time I actually got to play they put me in at nose guard. I ended up just standing there in the middle in shock as everything was moving around me. It got better after that, but I was still younger than everyone else.

Why do you still play football?

  • I still play football because I like hanging out with all my friends and I like how we play for one another. Just having something to do after school with them is great. And you get to hit people without getting in trouble for it so that’s nice too you know.

What are some challenges you’ve had to overcome in football?

  • Some challenges in football I’ve overcome is bouncing back after a bad play. If a play doesn’t go your way or if someone messes up and there’s a turnover—you’ve got to bounce back. You got to go out the next possession and execute. When I think about it, it’s probably harder on defense when the offense messes up and they have to go out right after.

What are some things football taught you?

  • It taught me about teamwork—that’s always a big one—and competition. With teamwork, it’s taught me to do my job for the bigger picture and trust my teammates to do theirs. Competition is always going to be there in life with competing for jobs, so its important to learn that now.

What’s your mentality when you’re in your stance and you look to the guy across from you?

  • My mentality is that I’m better than you. I’m always going to come off the ball harder than you and play more physical than you. I’m going to want more every snap.

What is your best football memory?

  • So last year during practice, one of my freshman friends who plays guard kept getting blown up by a linebacker. So I asked my coach to just put me in at guard for one play and let me hit him. Please just put me in for one play. He eventually put me in and I ran the linebacker over.

What is something no one knows about you?

  • I love to hunt and fish. Me and my friend always go down to his little camp in Belle Chasse and catch fish. Also I love my dogs. Just getting home after practice and getting see my dogs is great. Their names are Yeti and Brees. You see Yeti is my little white dog. I was messing with Mom and said we should name Yeti after the big monster. She said she liked it so we went with that. She wanted to name him Ollie or something and I was like nah not a shot. We’re naming him something else. Brees name was chosen by my sister. She put a poll on Instagram asking if she should name him Brees or Kodak. My whole family got online and clicked Brees. It comes from Drew Brees.

Who or what has influenced you the most in life?

  • My Dad. My Dad and my coaches because I spend a lot of time with my family. I took a lot of road trips over the summer and spent a lot of time with him just talking and hanging out. When I’m practicing with my team I’m always talking to my coaches. Asking them questions about football and stuff.

What are you looking forward to the most after high school?

  • Going of to college and not having to deal with my parents all the time. And getting to meet new people.

If you could play any position outside of offensive line what would play?

  • Well we do this pass rushing drill where we have a second offensive of line and I’ll be the quarterback taking the snap and I get to throw the ball down field. But I’ve always wanted to go talk to coach and be like, in goal line situations if you ever need a D-lineman just put me in.

Favorite NFL Player?

  • Quinton Nelson…he’s crazy. There’s a video him pulling around to block a linebacker screaming at the top of his lungs. I want to emulate his physicality.

How would you describe your style of play?

  • I play physical, quick, and athletic. And I like to hit people first before they hit me.

Describe yourself in three words?

  • Accountable, Hard-working, Reliable

How would your teammates describe you as a person?

  • A leader. A leader because we only have 2 senior offensive linemen out of 14. I always try to push everyone so they can do well. Hard-working. I’m always doing my reps and sets. And I’m always trying to help others with everything. If they need a demonstration, I’ll give one.

Goals for the season?

  • Win a state championship as a team. I want everyone as a team to get better and become a family. Personally, I want to always win every battle I fight and every battle I choose.