Solid Season for Pretty

Amidst a successful senior season, Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete athlete Will Pretty currently holds an offer and has been hearing from a few more programs...

Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete athlete Will Pretty has had a pretty successful season, especially considering his team still has the chance to play for the championship.

"The season has been going pretty well. We have the possibility to play for a few more weeks and for state if we beat Monrovia this weekend," he said.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect plays defensive end, linebacker, and wide receiver for the Spirits, and would happy to play at any of the positions in college.

"Where I am really doesn't matter to me. I just want to play wherever I am needed most and where I could help the team," he said.

Pretty names his quickness and speed as his greatest player strengths and says he can identify a definite growth on the field this season.

"I've improved a lot this year in a lot of different aspects, like my quickness, knowing and understanding the game better, and knowing how to watch film and pick out plays and what my opponent will be doing even before he does it," he said.

Breaking down film is something that he's done throughout his entire career at Paraclete, but Pretty has taken it to a new level this season.

"Now I know what to watch for. I'll watch more than once, breaking down the three main parts of it, which helps me better learn the game," he said.

A positive effect of his growth this season has been an increase in his recruitment, as Pretty holds an offer from New Mexico State and has been receiving interest from Nevada, Boise State, Portland State, and Sacramento State.

"Recruiting has been going well. I've been talking with New Mexico State a lot and the relationship has been good. I like what they have going on and what they are doing with their program. I want to make sure that I get to take a visit there," he said.

Nevada is another program that is standing out for Pretty.

"I like the way they play. I like their defense and the coaches mentality, the way they expose the ball. They pass the ball really well, too. I like what I see with them. I'm going to try to visit them, too," he said.

For now, visits take a back burner to the season, but Pretty hopes to begin them in the latter part of December or early January.

Follow AnnabelStephan on Twitter

Gene's Page Top Stories