The first time that I met Jeremiah Burton from Westerville North High School, he was running in a lineman’s relay at a Big Man’s Challenge his freshman year. Big, too heavy, and a lot of work to do to his body.
Watched him at a track meet earlier in the season throw the shot. Much improved explosiveness. Much improved strength. Guessin 6’3-290.
This off season Jeremiah is doing additional training at D1 Sports Training in Central Ohio, under the direction of Chuck Gresham, the head strength and conditioning coach. The results are paying off big time. In a sense, Jeremiah is redefining his body. Stronger upper body. Improved quickness.
I have always liked his athleticism, but now he is continuing to get stronger/quicker. An ideal 3-technique tackle. Also is using his hands much better to gain separation.
Liked his HUDL hi-lites video, and I see the improvement that he has made over the winter. Also see some of that “swagger” starting to re-appear as he is gaining strength/quickness. Jeremiah missed his freshman season due to a leg injury. May have been his 9th grade year. No sign of any effects that injury.
For me, the biggest thing that Jeremiah has done is to “buy into hard work.” Before, I do not know if he knew just what it took to be a scholarship football player. Under the direction of Chuck Gresham, Jeremiah gets it. The benefits will be there.
Getting some Mid American Conference “offers” now, including Miami, Ohio, and Akron. The college summer camps, like for most, will be important for him. He needs to use his quickness and be physical. He has dropped 20 pounds over the winter, which has helped his explosiveness and quickness.
Jeremiah has come a long ways, since I first met him at the Big Man Challenge at Bucyrus High School.Believe that he was going into his freshman year.
As most do, his focus has changed. The light has come on. Thank goodness he has “bought into” Chuck Gresham’s approach. The future looks good for Jeremiah.