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Loyola’s 2018 TE Charlie Gilroy recently picked up his first offer from Indiana State and is bound for more. We discussed other schools showing serious interest, his upcoming camp/showcase plans and his under the radar teammates to look out for.
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 225 lbs
LPI: What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason? Are you playing any other sports?
CG: I am currently working out 4 days a week with my team after school and competing with my teammates in 7on7 2-3 times a week. I am working on getting faster and running crisp routes, getting stronger in the weight room, and watching film with my teammates to compete against great teams next season.
LPI: You recently picked up your first offer from Indiana State. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
CG: On the field, I believe I contribute to both the run game and pass game with my abilities to be a a good blocker and a big target for the Quarterback. Off the field, I believe I put in a lot of time both mentally and physically watching a lot of film with my teammates and working out with my teammates 4 days a week.
LPI: Besides Indiana State, which schools have shown serious interest in you?
CG: I had the opportunity to talk to the following schools: Army, Harvard, Columbia, Penn, North Dakota St., Wyoming, Dartmouth, Princeton, Colgate, Holy Cross, Fordham, Lehigh, Dayton, Illinois St., Southern Illinois, North Dakota, and Drake.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits or camps/showcases set?
CG: Over Spring Break I visited Harvard, Columbia, Lehigh, and Dayton. I am going to the Northwestern Showcase on June 9th and plan on going out to the East Coast for a couple camps.
LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership or go the extra mile for your teammates?
CG: I try to lead by example. Having learned from some great past players at Loyola, I try to lead through my work ethic in the weight room and during film study. Our coaches emphasize the importance of the seniors leading their team. I try to be the best teammate I can be and teach the younger players what I have learned over the years.
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?
Quinn Boyle – Having been on varsity since his sophomore year, Quinn runs the offense, makes great throws, and is not afraid to take a hit, Quinn has all the tools to be a great quarterback in college. Quinn is a great leader on and off the field, works hard, and has the respect of the whole team. Probably one of the hardest workers I have seen, Quinn always gets it done.
Hamid Bullie – Has all around capability, great speed, great quickness, great vision, and toughness. He catches the ball out of the backfield very well and is a tough blocker when he needs to be. Hamid has been one of our best players for 3 years and is an all around great running back.
Alex King – Tough, strong, physical, athletic, and passionate. Alex is a great blocker who moves well and is a tough matchup for the defense. I believe on our team he is one of the most physically ready players to play at the next level.
Jamie Joyce – Best all around player on our team. Runs crisp routes, makes every catch, and is one of our go to guys on our team. A captain who is well-respected by every player on the team.
Anthony Rodriguez – One of the best linebackers in the state. Fast, Strong, Tough, and very long. I go against him in practice everyday, which has made me a better player because of it. Makes plays all over the field.
Marty Geary – A leader. Marty is big and strong and works as hard as anyone on the team. His leadership is what makes him a great all around player and what a college is looking for. Also, one of the most physically ready players on our team that could play in college.
Charlie Largay – One of our 4 captains, Charlie makes plays all over the field. Easily could be argued as one of the best all around corners in state. A leader and a worker. Charlie would be what a college is looking for in a player.