Stock Rising: Akron Junior Day, Boston College Junior Day, Nike Combine and Teammates

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Solon OL Austin Stock will take JJHuddle readers through the recruiting process this spring, summer and fall.

On March 6, I attended Akron University’s Junior day. There I met up with
many members of my Solon H.S. team including RB Aaron Penn, NG Vince Hill, K/P Alex
Night, DT Nate Hoff and QB Patrick Krammer. We’re all trying to earn a
D1 scholarship…


On March 6, I attended Akron University’s Junior day. There I met up with many members of my team including RB Aaron Penn, NG Vince Hill, K/P Alex Night, DT Nate Hoff and QB Patrick Krammer. We’re all trying to earn a D1 scholarship and all of us are hearing a lot from various DI and DII schools.

Akron’s new football field and indoor facility was unbelievable. This school shows that they put a lot of time and money into sports. On the other hand though, when meeting the coaches their new coaching staff showed me that they aren’t only looking out for the next couple of years to have a good team, but to create a championship program. They put a lot of effort into making sure that their athletes are not only well coached and prepared for game day, but in school they want their athletes to be well educated and receive the best grades they can.

That morning the Akron team had a 5 a.m. running practice because some of their teammates were 5 minutes late to one of their classes. Goes to show not only the pressure they put onto their student athletes, but how they make them handle and understand responsibility by the time they leave that university.

Upcoming events: I will be going to Boston College on the weekend of April 16 for their junior day and spring game. That weekend I will also be visiting Harvard to meet Coach Lamb who is the offensive coordinator. We may try to stop at Penn St. and Princeton if time permits.

Other things going on in April include some of my teammates and I going to the LeCharles Bentley academy for offensive lineman.

In May, other then SATs, I’ll be heading down to Columbus for a Nike Football Camp that I was invited to. Looking forward to getting my 40, shuttle, three cone and other combine drills done.

But for now I will continue training with my teammates at Solon High School on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In fact on March 21 we have max-outs. I got 1,145 lbs. on my three lift types in Feb. (bench 225×12, squat 475×6, power clean 235×6), this time I am looking to break the 1,200+lbs. club.

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Vince Hill and I work on our speed and agility training with our trainer Jason Davidson. He has really helped us improve our flexibility, 40 time, shuttle, and three cone drill thanks in part to explosive running drills, plyos and abs. Jason is formerly a World’s strongest man competitor, as well certified trainer (Strength and Agility) at several schools. 

My next blog will be in April. I hope this information is helping. I know the recruiting process is long and can be seen as frustrating (ask my dad), but I hope what I am doing and what information I am writing can help. Be sure to work with your coaches, since they are the most knowledgeable and have the college and university relationships and insight you’ll need.

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