Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Speaking of being hungry, Bishop McNamara’s 2017 RB/CB Ariez Andrew is hungry to improve his game and continue playing football in college. We talked staying in shape by being a 3 sport athlete, schools he’s kept in touch with the most and how he leads on the field.
You can find Ariez on Twitter @TheMachine_3.
Wt: 160 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
LPI: This season did not go the way you guys wanted, but you guys ended the year very well winning 4 out of your last 5 games to finish at 4-5. Now that your season is over, what are you going to do to take your game to the next level?
AA: I play three different sports Football, Basketball and Track, football is my dominate sport so it will all pay off towards football. Now it’s pretty much the offseason so lifting trying to get bigger is what I will be doing to translate to the next level.
LPI: You currently have an offer from D2 Lenoir-Rhyne. What are your greatest strengths or what can you bring to the table for a college football program?
AA: My greatest strengths are my speed and athleticism and my hands. What I can bring to a college is hard work and determination I feel like my energy would change things on any team.
LPI: Besides the schools that have offered you, which schools have you kept in contact with the most? Or which schools have shown interest in you?
AA: The schools I talked to the most is Lenoir-Rhyne and Dodge City in Kansas. I have interest from schools such as EIU, Indiana State, UMD, Ferris State and Western Michigan.
LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits coming up?
AA: The last visit I went on was in the summer at Indiana state. I plan to visit EIU next weekend then Lenoir-Rhyne sometime in January.
LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
AA: I demonstrate leadership in many different ways but first by communication I like to talk to my teammates and give them a push telling them always to keep positive and keep playing. My teammates always gave me there all and I always told them I had their backs if they had mine and it just went from there.
LPI: Who are some of your teammates that you believe have a chance to play at the next level, but may be getting overlooked by college coaches?
AA: First I would say Giavion Mason he is definitely a player who has the speed, the height, the hands, he can do it all I feel like he could play for any program because of his work ethic. Dylan Post he’s a great CB, has good hips and should have lots of offers by now with what he has helped us with on the defensive end this season. Brandon Lowe he’s a great offensive lineman he’s strong and quick he would be a big help to any team. Last but not least Trenton Harrison he’s a running back who can get through holes and has great vision he’s hard to bring down and he’s fast.