Hirsch hopes versatility leads to an offer

Sometimes prospects who are versatile playmakers get overlooked by D-1 programs because they don't standout in one phase of the game, but they are solid in all aspects. One such player is Allan Hancock TE/FB/H-Back Andrew Hirsch (6-3.5, 245) who is redshirting this year so as to save a year of eligibility. JCFootball.com caught up with Hirsch recently and here's what he had to say…

"It was kind of a weird thing last year," Hirsch told JCFootball.com recently. "I was supposed to have an offer from Nevada, but they kind of went a different direction and then they told me they wanted me to walk on instead.

"I was actually a credit short so I decided to stay here and redshirt. That way I can work out and prepare for next year. Now I can leave in December and so I'll have two to play."

In his preview two years with the Bulldogs, Hirsch has played running back, fullback, H-back and tight end and his head coach Mark Dutra said he thinks he'd be a stellar fullback/H-back at the next level.

"He's so coachable and so versatile he's just been a pleasure to have with us," Dutra said. "He has the speed to play tailback, but I think he could end up being a great fullback or H-back and be a threat as a receiver out of the backfield.

"He's got soft hands and he was the second on our team in receiving last year. We just play actioned him and then slid him out into the flat and he just killed teams doing that all year last year. He's a great athlete and a really good football player."

Hirsch runs the 40 in 4.65 seconds, benches 315 pounds and takes pride in his work ethic.

"I work hard all the time," Hirsch said. "No one will out work me as far as football is concerned. I love to play the game and I'm hoping that I can get a chance to play at the next level."

After he prepped at Arroyo Grande and rushing for over 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns his senior year, Hirsch expected to head to College of the Canyons, but things fell through and he ended up at Allan Hancock.

"It's been great here," Hirsch said. "I've had a lot of fun, met some great guys and coaches and I really feel like they've prepared me to move on.

"I struggled with my grades in high school, but I'm all set now. I can leave in December and start the next part of my college career."

Hirsch will have two years to play two wherever he ends up playing.

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