Versatility is the key to what Jelovic can do

Four-year schools are always looking for versatile line prospects who can play multiple positions and Foothill's Aaron Jelovic (6-2, 295) is just such a player. caught up with the talented lineman and he updated us on things including where he sees himself playing this fall...

"Last year, I played the strong guard for nine games and then moved over to center to play there when our center went down with an injury," Jelovic told "This year, I've already talked to my coaches about moving over to center for the season and I think that's what is going to happen.

"I know schools want a guy who can play multiple positions, so I want to show coaches that I can do that."

As a graduate of Santa Teresa High School in San Jose, California, Jelovic didn't see much in the way of recruiting attention because he was a non-qualifier, so he decided to look around at schools he could continue his football career and it was a friend who helped him find Foothill.

"Russell Jones and I are real close friends and he was already there and he said I should give them a look," Jelovic said. "When I did, I realized it was a great program that always produces a lot of talented prospects and gets guys ready for the next level."

On the recruiting front, Jelovic has yet to see much in the way of attention, but he hopes with a solid spring, more schools will take note.

"Right now, San Jose State is the only school I've heard from and they said they are looking at me," Jelovic noted. "My coaches feel that if I have a good spring, I have a chance to show schools what I can do and that they expect that to happen."

Jelovic already benches over 400 and squats over 500, so strength is not his issue, but he told he's been hard at work this offseason trying to become more explosive.

"I'm working mostly on my footwork and being a more explosive blocker," Jelovic said. "Overall, I just want to get better at everything, my technique, my footwork, my quickness, all of it."

Jelovic is set to graduate in May and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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