Elijah Garcia Talks about his game and More

Defensive tackle Elijah Garcia checks in at 6-foot-5, 270-pounds from San Antonio (TX) John Paul Stevens High School. Garcia is one many college coaches will keep an eye on in the class of 2016.

At 6-foot-5, 270-pounds Garcia is hard to miss. The 2016 standout defensive linemen is getting attention from numerous schools including Texas, Baylor, Colorado and Northwestern.

"We are 3-2," Garcia said. "We play John Jay High School next. I have played well. I've made a bunch of tackles. It's hard for teams to run down the middle on us. I have provided a lot of pressure on the quarterback. I need to work on staying up field on the shoulder of the quarterback. That will make catching him a little easier."

The recruiting process is just getting started for Garcia, as is the case for many 2016 high school football players.

"The schools that are showing a lot of interest are Baylor, Colorado, Northwestern and Texas," Garcia said. "I've visited Baylor and Texas. I do plan to, hopefully, visit Colorado and Northwestern."

Garcia has kept a close eye on the Longhorns this season.

"What has surprised me is how Texas has started, but its fine," Garcia said. "It takes time for the team and a new head coach to gel because that's how it was last year for us at Stevens. Coach Strong, and his staff seem to hold high standards for the players and I like that. It takes discipline to win games; coach Strong is doing it right."


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