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Gridron Guardian: The Tackling Titan

Julian Hughes @JulianH2026 , 5'10 , 165 , c/o 26 of Heathwood Hall Episcol School, SC is a very physical player who is always looking to fill the alleys and make big hits. With an extremely high motor and IQ this gritty and tough kid does his damage giving 110% every single snap. Julian is a leader who is vocal and knows how to communicate and inspire his teammates both on and off the field.. Coaching and a sponge willing to keep learning and developing. Processes information and instruction quickly. Reads the offensive plays quickly and give in an advantage to find the ball in a flash with great anticipation. Julian never backs down from any challenge and in the face of adversity , this gem finds a way to adjust and conquer.In 9 games Julian 86 tackles, 5.0 tackles for a loss, 5 pass breakup and 1 interception, On the offensive side of the ball Julian had 75 all purpose yards, 1 return for 8 yards, 1 catch for 10 yards and 8 carries for 57 yards. Julians biggest improvement was staying active in the weight room and getting more physical and worked hard improving his coverage skills and his speed and it translated onto the field this season.. Julian isn't focused on a division level right now but hungry to keep getting better and elevating those skills to make sure he is ready to play when he gets there with the passion and drive within and confidence that will happen. . While considering any school Julian wants a great relationship with the coaching staff and in a great environment with high intensity. A culture where the grind never stops . Julian's advice for those coming behind him is when your not having your best game or having your best practice tell yourself just have fun playing the game you love. Never let what people say or things happen around you affect or define you. . Julian's season was cut short by injury. Can you imagine his numbers for a full season? This young star is a defensive beast and still growing and developing with a ceiling to be special by the end of his journy. Put him on the radar without a doubt.


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