July 1, 2010
Coach says the sky's the limit for Raymon
This will be Adam Collachi's first year as head coach at Council Rock North, but he already knows he has quite a football player in defensive end John Raymon. Iowa and a number of college teams agree as the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Raymon had ten scholarship offers to his name before committing to the Hawkeyes on Wednesday. We caught up with Collachi to talk about what kind of player Iowa is getting and much more.
Q: What can you tell us about John as a football player?
COLLACHI: He's an excellent athlete for someone his size. He's about 6-foot-5 and weighs about 250 pounds and he runs like a wide receiver. He's just a very physically gifted athlete. He's very determined, a leader of the team, and we're expecting big things of him this year.
Q: What kind of season did he have last year?
COLLACHI: I didn't coach the team last year, but from the tapes I've seen, he's very impressive. He makes a lot of hustle plays. For a kid his size, to be able to run down backs is quite impressive.
Q: Is that what college coaches see is that athleticism and then the ability to grow into a defensive end?
COLLACHI: Absolutely, and he's already halfway there with his size. They all project him to be a defensive end at the next level after some time in the weight room getting bigger and stronger.
Q: Is he kind of just beginning to tap into his potential at this point?
COLLACHI: Yeah. Potentially, with his size and just his natural athletic ability, he could be a phenomenal college football player at top-notch school like Iowa.
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