Source: Fox Sports via Scout.com

After a rising senior and football player at Sheepshead Bay High School spent much of his summer gaining weight and speed, he has achieved recognition from several universities, some of which are attempting to recruit him to their college team.

Rashaad Coward has passed his summer vacation in the weight room and running in order to to increase his speed. This time spent training turned Coward into a faster runner, despite the fact that he has gained 20 pounds, bringing his weight up to a grand total of 270. Weight and speed will give Coward more physical dominance as a defensive end, and provide him with the power to ward off offensive tackles.

“I’m going to be an all-purpose defensive end,” Coward told Scout.com. “I can contain, rush the passer or whatever. I think the weight will help me to not get moved off the ball as much.”

According to Scout.com, Coward has already received offers from University of Albany and Wagner College, and has visited and been in contact with many other colleges, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Syracuse and, a school that’s recruited several Sheepshead Bay High School players already, Rutgers University. Coward feels that many college football programs are waiting to see him play this upcoming season as a senior before presenting him with solid offers.

“They’re mostly all waiting to see me the first three games of the season,” he said. “They want to see more explosiveness and more awareness from me.”

Coward is excited about his final year in high school, and says he will focus on his football games while maintaining a decent GPA. He would like to attend a college with a safe campus close to his family, so they can be involved and watch him play.

Congratulations to Coward on his achievements! Good luck in the future!

 

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