Over the last 23 years, I have come across a lot of great athletes from around the country. I talk to a lot of parents, high school coaches, and college coaches. The one common denominator that is consistent with players that have excelled is they are the ones that truly love the game and embrace the grind.
If you love playing the game, you are going to practice and train more. If you practice and train more, you are naturally going to get better at what you do. This can be in sports and in life. It is the root and driving force in your development on and off the field.
If you have a strategic plan of attack or blueprint and are consistent on a daily basis, you can go even farther and be more successful.
Dylan Senda from Dearborn Divine Child is a 2023 prospect that has displayed this type of mindset early on in his career. The 6’5” 300-pound sophomore is a kid that lives and breathes football and one that loves the grind.
“I was born to play football. Since playing flag football at age 4 and beginning tackle football in 3rd grade … I have had a love of the game! I love the competition, being a part of a team, and striving to always be the best at the game,” said Senda.
As a result, Senda already holds offers from Kentucky, Maryland, Syracuse, and Bowling Green. He has also heard from Toledo, Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Michigan, Oklahoma, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, Duke, Arizona, Notre Dame, and Harvard.
Off the field, Senda is the same way. “I am motivated by my relationship with God, my family, my friends, and others whom I meet. I like to help others and do good deeds in my community,” said Senda.
In the classroom, Senda has a 3.8 overall GPA. “I am interested in majoring in something in the field of engineering or sports medicine. I enjoy math and science as well. Therefore, either major would be a good fit. I am also interested in attaining my Master’s Degree,” said Senda.
Over the last several months, Senda has changed up his workouts and you can see the improvements and strides he has made this summer. “I am focusing on my combine skills, specifically, the 40-yard dash, shuttle, and broad jump. I want to test well. I am big and strong for my age, but I am also working hard to become a better all-around athlete for my position group,” said Senda.
Summer Workout Video
We put Dylan through an individual workout last week and he showed why 4 schools have extended early offers. Check out his video below.
Senda Continues to Prepare
Even though the college summer camps and the Michigan high school football season were canceled, it hasn’t stopped Senda from putting in work each day. He is already preparing for the college camps in 2021. This will be the first time colleges will be able to work him out, see him in person, and he wants to make a great first impression.
As a player only in his second day of school during his sophomore year, he is definitely on pace to becoming an elite prospect in the 2023 class.
Having the right mindset, work ethic, being blessed with the physical traits of a Power 5 prospect, and having a strong love for the game is the perfect combination that will take Senda far in the football recruiting process.