Player: Ivan Gutierrez
School: RS Central
Get to Know the Player
How would you describe yourself as a player on the field? Physically, mentally, etc.
Physically, I would say that I am very strong with a VERY solid base to stop the oncoming pass rush and to also attack the second level during a run play. Mentally, I am always the one to stay calm when the game is getting hectic, and to help my teammates focus on our goal of winning!
And which player do you model your game after or who would best describe you?
Chance Warmack. He is considered undersized for his position, but he proved everybody that it doesn't matter what size you are, if you can play coaches will notice. He is also so physical just like me!
How has your recruitment gone overall in your eyes?
Below my expectations, I have received interest from a few NAIA and DII schools but not the DI that I was hoping for, but I am determined that my first scholarship from any level will come soon!
What offers do you currently hold from schools?
Which schools are showing you the most interest?
Wingate, Briar Cliff, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Furman
Have you planned any visits in the future?
No but soon.
Could you describe some of the schools you have been to and your thoughts on them?
Davidson, small school but a very nice campus. Western Carolina, Great environment, loved the mountains. Wofford, everything was amazing!!
Football wise, what are you looking for in a school?
A school that has a great emphasis on their offensive line and also great team chemistry, a football team will never be successful unless their team is on the same path!
What have you been working on during the off season?
My agility and my technique I feel that last year my technique was not to the standards that I wanted them to be, so now this season I will leave no doubt that they will the up to the highest qualities possible.
What are your strengths & weakness on the field?
My strength is just that, STRENGTH I feel that I am able to overpower weaker defenders and stronger ones! My weakness would probably be my speed.
What do you think you could provide on the field to a college team looking at you?
I would provide a great work ethic, along with the determination to be the best teammate at my position and on my team! I would make that the best scholarship they have ever given to someone!
Any goals you would like to achieve before you graduate high school?
I would like to be one of the first players on my team in a long time to sign a full ride scholarship! I would also like to help my teammates also earn some kind of scholarship!
How did this past season go in your own opinion for both yourself and for your team?
This past year went very well for my team, we make it to the first round of the playoffs for the first time in a long time. Even though we didn't make it as far as we wanted to we still look at it as a success, especially for our seniors that are no longer playing for us.
For myself I feel that it was very successful, It was my first year on varsity and I was a starter. I feel that my recruiting really started then and I was opened up to a whole new world of opportunities for me regarding my college future.