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Glenbard South’s 2018 OLB/S Nick D’Ambra is a versatile defender who’s recruiting has been picking up lately. We discussed FBS/FCS schools showing serious interest in him, his relentless work effort to improve his game and his loaded upcoming camp/visit schedule.
Glen Ellyn, IL
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 200 lbs
LPI: What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason? Are you playing 7on7 or are you playing any other sports?
ND: Ever since my last game of the 2016 season I’ve been in the weight room getting after it with my teammates. Working on speed during track practice after school. In addition, at night, I’m at a sports performance gym with other athletes competing to get better on speed and agility. Some nights I’m at specific position clinic working on cover skills.
LPI: You currently don’t have any offers, but I believe you have what it takes to play at the next level. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
ND: I truly believe I can bring my contagious passion for the game, leadership skills, intensity and resilient work ethic to the table. I’m extremely coachable and willing to help my team wherever they need me. I’ve played numerous positions throughout my high school career. I was Metro Suburban All Conference, All Area Mention and team defensive MVP.
LPI: Which schools have shown serious interest in you?
ND: I’ve had various contact with NIU, Illinois State, North Dakota State, Western Michigan, Winona State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Concordia University St. Paul and Drake University.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits or camps/showcases set?
ND: I have recently visited Illinois State for a Junior Day and spring practice. I also made a trip to Western Michigan for a spring practice Day. I did an all day football camp at Drake. I’m planning on visiting most of the campuses mentioned above. I have a couple of showcases coming up this spring.
LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership or go the extra mile for your teammates?
ND: I lead by example. I get after it in the weight room everyday. I balance multiple sports while maintaining my grades.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates or training partners that you believe can play at the next level, but have gone overlooked by college coaches?
Adam Haushahn – Is a strong addition to the team. He’s a good student and a 3 sport athlete that is powerful and physical. He has an everlasting motor. You can count on to do his job during a game.
Jack Crouch – A strong student and phenomenal athlete. He’s incredibly fast. He is a tough as nails and a true competitor. He was team offensive MVP this past season.