Cover Photo Credit: Varsity Views
I caught up with Rich Central’s talented 2018 S Matthew Stuckey. We discussed his offseason preparation, his underrated teammates and schools showing serious interest in him.
You can find Matthew on Twitter @MatthewStuckeyy.
Olympia Fields, IL
Wt: 185 lbs
Commitment status: Undecided
Photo Credit: Varsity Views
LPI: You guys had a solid year finishing at 7-4, but fell to Sterling in the playoffs. Now that your season is over it’s already time to get ready for next season. What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason?
MS: This offseason Monday through Friday I workout with my team and put my focus on working on my hips. On Saturdays, I get with players around the suburban area and work on my agility and speed. On Sundays I stretch, my main focus this offseason is to get my hip flexibility better.
LPI: You currently do not have any offers, but I believe you definitely have what it takes to play college ball. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?
MS: My understanding for the game. I believe my IQ is what helps me perform the way that I do and knowing what each player’s responsibility is. I may not be the biggest but my speed and IQ outweighs that.
LPI: What schools have shown serious interest in you and do you have any planned visits coming up?
MS: Illinois state university has shown serious interest. Along with Kansas State and Wyoming sending mail. I plan on visiting Illinois state in February.
LPI: On and off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership?
MS: I demonstrate my leadership off the field by showing my teammates that its not “lame” to be smart. I tell the guys all the time that in order to even get looked at by coaches they need to keep their grades up. In the weight room I push the group of guys that coach has assigned me to give it everything that they have. We always try to one up each other.
LPI: Tell me about some of your teammates that can play at the next level, but are getting overlooked by college coaches.
Jyran Mitchell– Has an amazing cannon. He’s fast, agile and very mobile in the pocket. He’s one the strongest QBs I’ve ever seen. I think he has what it take to play at the next level because he can do it all. He can run the ball and throw the ball.
Khaliq Hammond – He’s quick and has incredible hands. His great route running ability allows him to leave defenders in the dust. He would be great at the next level because of his work ethic and wanting to make the people around him better.
Miles Wade – Very strong and super agile and quick. He can move very well and is very quick with his hands. He is very hard working on and off the field and is never satisfied. Collage coaches wont be disappointed.