How about Parkview’s Nick Otazo?
The 5-6, 150-pounder plays wide receiver, along with returning all kicks and punts.
Said coach Cecil Flowe, “Nick worked his way on to the field. He just kept showing up in practice and made some plays that earned him a spot to be on the field.”
Size isn’t everything in high school football. Here are some smaller players having success in the sport:
*Khalil Bell, St. Francis: The 5-7, 145-pounder plays all over the place, including halfback, quarterback and defensive back. In practices, he sometimes requests to go up against the team’s biggest players in tackling drills.
*Nick D’Amato, Blessed Trinity: The 5-8, 180-pounder had 90 tackles in eight games, including five tackles for losses.
*Kyle Holmes, Harrison: The 5-6, 143-pounder plays wide receiver, with his coach saying “his commitment and dedication are second to none.”
*Jamari Moore, Kell: The 5-4 and 135-pounder starts at cornerback, returns kicks and punts on special teams, and gets some carries on tailback.
*Anthony Farley, Creekside: The 5-7, 165-pounder plays cornerback and had five tackles and two interceptions against Mundy’s Mill, including returning one interception for a 96-yard touchdown.
*Isaiah Hinsley, Norcross: The 5-6, 215-pounder plays offensive guard and defensive tackle. “He is strong, quick, and plays with a lot of leverage,” says his coach.
Now it’s YOUR turn. Who are some smaller players having big successes in high school football?