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Fort Wayne Snider’s (IN) 2019 TE Simon Dellinger already has a handful of offers and talked what’s next for his recruiting. I also got head coach Kurt Tippmann’s thoughts on Dellinger on and off the field.
Fort Wayne, IN
Commitment status: Undecided
Wt: 225 lbs
LPI: Now going into your senior season, do you consider yourself a leader on your team? If so, how do you lead?
SD: This year I am aiming for the Number 1 jersey for my team. The jersey represents the hardest working player on the team and is voted by the coaches. With this goal in mind, I will also be working to be one of the leaders on the team. With this responsibility I will lead by example and lead by caring about my teammates.
LPI: What have you been doing to take your game to the next level. Also, do you play any other sports in the offseason or do you play 7on7?
SD: All of my life I have played baseball and dreamed of playing college baseball. But once I played my first reps of varsity high school football, my whole perspective changed. This off season I will be taking a year off of baseball and play 7v7 with AWP Sports. I will be working with Dre Muhammed who will develop my speed, explosiveness, and all receiving abilities.
LPI: You currently hold offers from Ball St, Army, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan. What other schools have shown serious interest in you or may be close to offering?
SD: Some other schools that have shown some love are Toledo, Western Michigan, Purdue, Central Michigan, Indiana, and Louisville.
LPI: What’s next for you? Do you have any upcoming visits planned?
SD: Currently I haven’t scheduled anything for sure but I wish to see more of Toledo and Purdue in February. These Junior Day’s have been very informational with getting a closer look at these programs.
LPI: Who on your team has what it takes to play college ball, but are currently being under recruited?
Ethan Hoover – He is by far one of the toughest dudes I have ever met. He is a lock up DB that has incredible awareness. Ethan was an amazing kick returner that returned many kicks back to the house. He has amazing potential and is being shortly overlooked by a few schools.
Lucas Owens – Like Ethan, Luke is an outstanding Defensive Back that makes few mistakes. Although he is undersized, he makes up for it with incredible defensive plays. He knows how to worm his way into the ball and bat down balls. He is so disciplined its insane.
Anyis Lockett – Following some great Running Backs that I have played with at Snider, Anyis will be equally talented. He has unlimited potential and we will see him run over many guys next season. If you give him an opportunity, you won’t be disappointed.
Brycen Reinig – I could almost promise you won’t find a stronger guy than Brycen Reinig. This FB/DE as a Junior was the strongest player on the whole team (probably the strongest in the school). He has the ability to pick up players and throw them around like ragdolls. Brycen will be one of the bigger playmakers on defense next season.
William Swartz – Many offensive linemen wish they played a different position that is more glamourable, but Will loves being a gritty, hardcore Offensive Guard. He will run over a wall for our Quarterback and Running Backs. I would love to see a lifting competition between Will and Brycen.
Snider Head Coach Kurt Tippmann on Dellinger on and off the field
“Simon is all that we ask a high school student athlete to be. He works extremely hard in both the classroom and in athletics, he has great toughness required to compete for championships, he leads and is a positive influence on all of his teammates and cares deeply about our team.”