Plainfield North’s 2017 CB/ATH Kevin Block has playoff plans for his Tigers. We talked their opening round tilt with Highland Park, his under the radar teammates and what’s next for his recruiting.
You can find Kevin on Twitter @kevinblock25.
Cover Photo Credit: Varsity Views
Wt: 175 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
Photo Credit: Varsity Views
LPI: What are the biggest things you do in and outside of practice so you can take your game to the next level?
KB: It starts with having a great work ethic and I know my work ethic is great. In practice I am always going 100%, and working against the best receiver on our offense. Outside of practice I love getting an early morning lift in then going to our local turf field and doing footwork, 1on1s, and sometimes 7on7s if we have enough people. The most important thing to me for outside of practice is getting my homework done and being prepared for tests.
LPI: You currently have offers from University of Mary, St. Xavier and St. Francis. What are your greatest strengths or why should schools offer you?
KB: I think schools should offer me because I can play any skill position on the field and excel at everyone of them. Also I am a great leader on and off the field, I make sure my team is ready and well prepared not only on Friday nights but in the classroom as well. I am one of the biggest competitor anyone will ever meet, I hate losing but that’s also what puts the fuel in you to get better.
LPI: Offer or not, which schools have you kept in contact with the most? Or which schools have shown interest in you?
KB: NIU, Drake, Army, Princeton, Minnesota State Mankato, University of Indianapolis, and St. Norbert.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any visits coming up?
KB: I haven’t visited anywhere recently and I do not have any visits set up although I have received many home game invitations.
LPI: You guys had a good regular season at 7-2 and now play a 7-2 Highland Park team in the first round of the playoffs. Without giving away too much, what is your team going to do to get to Champaign?
KB: We just have to keep playing like we have been. Our defense has been lights out all season. It starts with the front 4 and they do a great job of applying pressure to the QB’s so that our defense can make the plays we do. Now that are offense has started to click it’s going to be hard to stop the playmakers we have. The team has to stay motivated and focused on one game at a time though.
LPI: Yourself and Tyler Hoosman have been receiving recruiting attention. Who are some of your other teammates that you believe have a chance to play at the next level, but may be getting overlooked by college coaches?
Will Stoll – He plays linebacker for us and he is a great player. He’s fast, can read the RB’s well, and has a stick.
TJ Kane – He plays wide receiver for us. TJ runs very impressive routes and has great hands.
Dillon McCarthy – He is an ATH. He can play anywhere on the field, has great ball skills, and can hit like he’s 185.