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Highland Park’s 2019 MLB Thomas Motzko’s recruiting is just getting started. College coaches need to be on this kid. We talked taking his game to the next level, being a leader while only a sophomore and a couple of his underrated teammates to look out for. You can find Thomas on Twitter @Thomas_MotzkoFB.
Highland Park, IL
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 215 lbs
LPI: What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason?
TM: This offseason I am spending lots of time in the weight room, and also on the field. I am in the weight room 6 days a week and get speed and conditioning on the field around 3 times a week.
LPI: You currently don’t have any offers. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
TM: I am a strong, physical player that has good size, speed, and power. I am 100% committed all the time and a great leader. On the field I am a vocal leader, first to the ball every time player.
LPI: Which schools have shown serious interest in you?
TM: So far no schools have shown any interest in me. I hope to change that significantly over the summer going into my junior season.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits or camps set?
TM: Currently I have not had any visits or planned visits. I plan on going to a few different camps over the summer to increase my exposure with college coaches so in the future I can set up visits, etc.
LPI: While you’re only a sophomore, how do you demonstrate leadership or go the extra mile for your teammates?
TM: Over the years playing football has taught me to be a leader everywhere and anytime in the classroom and on the field. I try to be a leader on the field with my teammates by being vocal, making sure everyone is having fun but staying focused. I make sure all my teammates come and get in the weight room and practice. I love being a leader, I love the feeling of helping my peers to become better and seeing the results from my leadership.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
TM: I have two of my best friends that I feel can play anywhere at the next level.
Giancarlo Volpentesta – WR/S (5’11.5 175): He is a very strong, physical player with lots of speed and vision. He is a great kid, always in the weight room, a great leader and does not stop working. He is one of the best players I have ever played with/against, he had unbelievable feet and jumping abilities, and he will catch EVERYTHING.
Kevin Kaufman – OG (6’0 280): He is another one of my teammates that can play at the next level. Kevin is a extremely strong (545 squat, 325 bench) and hard working player. Kevin uses his strength to plow through defenders and had a great sophomore season. He has a little bit of speed for his size, but he is still working hard. Expect both of these players to make a huge impact next year for our team!