Sorry for taking so long to get this article out. With this being my first event I severely underestimated the amount of time it takes to get everything out post event. Thank you again to everyone that came out to the event, as it would not be possible without you guys! I want to take some time to recognize some of the people that made it happen.
Ridgewood High School Coaches – Coaches Gelsomino, Rossi, Walsh, Fanelli, Arena, Frerking and Hoss. Check them out at @rhsathletics234. All the coaches have numerous years of coaching experience, a deep knowledge of the game and will lead a dangerous Rebels team into the 2017 season. If you’re looking to host an event at a location with top notch facilities reach out to Facilities and Grounds Manager/Football Coach Pat Rossi at PRossi@ridgenet.org.
Next Level Athletix – Having worked with multiple FBS commits, coach Greg Holcomb, founder of Next Level Athletix is becoming a leader in positional training in the Chicagoland area. If you’re looking to hone your game check him out at nxtlevelatx.com or on Twitter @NxtLevelAtx. Chicagoland’s next big event will be the Rise & Fire multi-day event on Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st. There are still a few spots open so make sure to check it out at Rise & Fire.
ITrainAthletes – Coach Arthur Porter did a phenomenal job with the wide receivers/tight ends at the event in difficult weather conditions. Coach Porter is currently coaching over at Fenwick High School, is the founder of ITrainAthletics and also works in conjunction with Coach Holcomb of Next Level Athletix. For premier wide receiver training reach out to coach Porter on Twitter @rhsathletics234.
Coach Big Pete – The man, the myth, the legend coach Pete Leinweber came out of retirement for one day to work with the OL/DL at the showcase. You may also know him as publisher 6 of @DeepDishFB on Twitter. Deep Dish Football is a free recruiting platform for high school athletes to get noticed. If you’d like to partner with or sponsor Deep Dish Football all inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find him on Twitter @CoachBigPete and at the WIMI Report at deepdishfootball.wixsite.com/coachbigpete.
Coach Andy Siegal – Coach Siegal made the trip in from Racine Wisconsin to instruct the running backs at my showcase. After numerous year of coaching collegiately (FBS-D3), Coach Siegal is now the head football coach at Washington Park High School in Racine, Wisconsin. Multiple other coaches commented how in depth Coach Seigal’s coaching was for the event and how much he taught the RBs in attendance. You can find Coach Siegal on Twitter @andysiegalcoach.
College Coaches/Media – Thank you to all of the college coaches and media outlets that took the time out of their Saturday to come evaluate the talent at this event. The weather was not kind, but they stuck it out and took note of some talented recruits in attendance.