Player Primer: Nick Garlisch

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St. Charles East’s 2018 DB Nick Garlisch holds an offer from South Dakota State, but has garnered a lot of attention from many other FCS/FBS schools. We talked his busy visit schedule, his unique skill set that he can bring to the table for a college program and schools showing serious interest in him.

Nick Garlisch

St. Charles East
St. Charles, IL
GPA: 3.20/4.00
Commitment status: Undecided
Twitter: @nickgarlisch
Ht: 6’0″
Wt: 195 lbs
Class: 2018

LPI: What are you going to do to take your game to the next level this offseason? Are you playing 7on7 or are you playing any other sports?

NG: I’ve been working hard in the weight room, and I’ve also been running track. I’m running track to gain speed and stay conditioned this offseason.

LPI: You currently currently hold an offer from South Dakota State. What skill set can you bring to the table for a college football program?

NG: I am a very hard worker and have a strong passion for the game. I can cover one on one and I can come up in the run as a safety. I can play multiple positions on both offense and defense.

LPI: Besides South Dakota State, which schools have shown serious interest in you?

NG: Western Michigan, Illinois State, North Dakota State, Columbia, Southern Illinois, Western Illinois, Iowa State and Central Michigan.

LPI: Where have you visited most recently and do you have any planned visits or camps/showcases set?

NG: I just recently visited Western Michigan, and I also went to Miami of Ohio and Illinois State. I plan on going to South Dakota States Junior Day, then North Dakota State’s Spring game. I also plan to get out to Western and Southern Illinois. I will also be at the Lemming Prep Insider Showcase on the 29th.

LPI: On or off the field, how do you demonstrate leadership or go the extra mile for your teammates?

NG: On and off the field I try to lead by example. Whether it be on Friday night or in the weight room I try to go 100% and push my teammates to do the same.

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?


Clayton Isbell: He’s a great athlete and is a ballhawk. He isn’t being overlooked, but he is someone who should be on every coaches radar.

Abe Swanson: Abe plays linebacker and is very strong and physical. He is considered undersized at around 5’11 or 6’0 but his play makes up for it. He gets to the ball and reads plays very quickly and deserves more looks than he’s getting.

Yalon Rogers: Yalon is quick and athletic and is one of the hardest workers I know. He makes tackles in open space and is very reliable at safety. He has the coverage skills to play corner as well.

Josh Luedtke: Josh plays wide receiver and is very reliable. He runs great routes and makes difficult catches look routine. I know he can play slot in college and be very successful.