Regas, Very Solid at Big Man Academy

One of the top overall performers at the Rutgers Big Man Academy was local Garden State product Evangelos Regas [Toms River High - North, NJ]. Regas, who holds one offer in hand, displayed much improved agility, footwork, and technique against some very solid competition. SOR caught up with the Garden State standout to talk about his off-season training regimen, recruiting, and more.

Evangelos Regas, by way of Toms River High-North [Toms River, NJ] put on an impressive display last weekend at the Rutgers Big Man Academy. Regas won a majority of his one-on-ones and in doing so, displayed solid technqiue, footwork, and agility. Perhaps most impressive about Regas' performance was his new-found agility, likely owing to an off-season workout schedule that has seen the young man's weight diminish from 335 closer to 315. Despite the weight loss, Regas has maintained his impressive strength, something the opposition found out all too quickly following a straight-up bull-rush.

Regas has been working out at Velocity Sports Performance in Wall [NJ], focusing on improving his flexibility and quickness, two characteristics that immediately jumped out when viewing the Toms River North standout last week. This focus immediately payed off in an outstanding performance last Saturday.

"I really enjoyed working with Coach Flood. He ran us through a tough day of drills and one on ones but he made it fun and kept us laughing. I learned a lot from him in just a few hours. I have been working very hard in preparation for my senior year at Toms River North and I feel that I am in better shape than last year (but not yet where I want to be). I think I did well at the Big Man Camp and showed the coaches that I can play," stated Regas.

Despite the obvious physical improvement, which has translated into immediate production on the field, Regas tells SOR that his focus has not been specifically on losing weight, but rather, on getting better, with the idea, of course, that everything else will take care of itself.

"I havent really paid attention to my weight that much. My coaches at school have told me just to eat right and keep working out and my weight will be fine. The guys at Velocity Sports Performance have helped a lot with my foot-work and agility. Velocity isn't a place where you can go once in a while and expect to see a difference but I've been going there over the last two off-seasons and I can really tell the difference now," continued Regas.

"I feel very light on my feet. I also recently finished track at Toms River North. I qualified for the Meet of Champions in the shot put so my season went a little longer than usual, but now that track is over I have been able to concentrate more on football."

Regas' improvement, and in particular, his agility, have paid immediate dividends in the form of his first offer.

"I was really excited when I heard that Temple had offered me. It means a lot to have that first offer in. When my parents and I went to meet with Coach Golden, Coach Foley and Coach Dees we were very impressed with them. They spent over 3 hours with us and really made me feel comfortable. We left feeling real good about Temple. I look at Temple as a real up and coming football program and I consider myself very fortunate to have the chance to play and go to school there," said Regas.

In addition to Temple, Regas is also hearing from a number of Big East and ACC schools, including Rutgers, whom he just visited last week, and Maryland.

Regas also attended a Syracuse camp yesterday, and plans on making the drive down to Maryland toward the end of this current week for their camp.

"Then, I plan on staying home for the rest of the summer and getting ready for my senior year at Toms River North."

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