LJ: You are an impressive prospect. When did you know you wanted to play football?
Sean: My mom swears I have had a ball of some sort in my hand since birth. I loved watching football with my grandfather and started playing flag at the age of 5. I played quarterback in youth leagues and freshman year but really took to defense as a sophomore. I want to play football in college and I am committed to working my butt off for the coaches and program that believes in me.
LJ: What was your most impressive game this past season? What were the stats in that game?
Sean: I had two games where the stats were almost identical. The Downingtown East game I had 12 tackles and really managed to disrupt their run game. I was all over the field and got to their QB a ton. The Avon Grove game I had 10 tackles, but I got to their QB through double teams and disrupted their game plan all night. I even had a pancake block so my teammate could run in a 50 yard TD!
LJ: What programs have been showing you the most interest?
Sean: I feel like I just made a name for myself on defense this year so I haven’t gotten to talk to a lot of coaches. I had a game day visit at Towson, was invited to Kent State for a game and received twitter DMs from a few coaches but no heavy recruiting yet. I’m confident in my abilities and I will continue to work hard on the field and in the class room and I know I will find the right program. I can promise any coach looking for a hard worker, who will give 100% every practice, drill and game, that I am your guy. I have emailed my game film to every DE coach on the east coast, so I’m willing to work to get noticed.
LJ: What makes you a stand out as an elite defensive end?
Sean: I’m not 6’5 so a lot of folks don’t think I’m tall enough to play DE. But, I get off the line very quickly and I think I surprise other teams with my strength. Starting as a sophomore at defensive end I was playing against much bigger and stronger lineman. I spent all off season in the weight room and with a speed coach to ensure I was more powerful going into my junior season. I put on thirty pounds, and I improved from 31 tackles as a sophomore to 100 as a junior. I’m back in the weight room and speed & agility workouts determined to have a beast of a senior year. What I may lack in height I make up for in tenacity!
LJ: What visits do you have scheduled?
Sean: I am planning on visiting Delaware, Merrimack, JMU and Lehigh. I went to a game day visit at Towson back in November.
LJ: What are your top schools right now?
Sean: My top schools in no order are JMU, Temple, Towson, Villanova, Lehigh, NC State, Coastal Carolina, Merrimack, University of Delaware, Richmond, Monmouth, St. Francis, Bucknell, Colgate and PSU
LJ: Do you have a dream offer?
Sean: My dream offer would to be to play under Sean Spencer at PSU
LJ: What are you looking for in a school to commit to?
Sean: A good education, a strong family atmosphere and a football program that will challenge me to be my absolute best.
LJ: What do coaches of other programs like about you?
Sean: I’ve gotten feedback that I interfere with teams run games and put a ton of pressure on their quarterbacks. One coach pulled me aside after our game and said "kid you were everywhere we wanted to go." By mid-season a lot of teams ran away from my side, so I had to worker harder to get in on plays and make tackles. I’m relentless and I’m going to keep coming for you the entire game.