2014 defensive lineman Chandler Medina of Legacy High School in Broomfield, Colorado is a player to watch this upcoming season. Recently PrepColorado caught up with Medina to talk football.
What camps have you attended this summer? How did the camps go?
This summer I attended camps at the University of Colorado and Colorado State University. I felt that these camps went very well. I did the best I could and I tried to get my name out there for all college coaches who have a spot for me.
What schools are showing the most interest?
The schools who seem to show the most interest are Rose Hulman, Columbia and South Dakota School of Mines.
What aspect of your game have you worked hardest to improve on?
This offseason I have worked extremely hard to improve my footwork, speed, and strength.
What do you see as the strength of your game?
The strength of my game is being a run stopper. I use my strength and size to draw a double team and take away a running lane.
What do you feel you bring to a college program?
I feel that I bring a hardworking attitude and someone who can be a leader. I work as hard, if not harder than anyone to be the best I can be both at school and on the football field. I try to set an example for my team on how to work hard and be the best you can be.
At 6-3 265 pounds, Medina has nice get off and plays with good initial leverage. At times Medina gets too tall when taking on blockers, but he plays with a high motor, pursues and does not give up on the play. A two time Academic All-State performer, Medina's athletics and academics, along with a strong senior season, should gain the defensive lineman college attention.