This fall Westinghouse College Prep will have its first group of seniors playing football. Pictured above are 3 of them (left to right) Marcus Morris(sr, 5-8, 176. RB/CB), Romero Stancle(sr, 5-9, 172lbs), and Tobias Cook(6-3, 235lbs).(WCP photo)
It takes time to build a football program. In the case of Westinghouse College Prep, they had to do it the last couple of years with no seniors as the school opened it's doors in Fall 2009 with no seniors and only freshman. So this 2012-13 is the first year with seniors on their team.
Their first full year of football was the 2010-11 season where they played a varsity schedule with only freshman and sophomores on their roster. They played in an inter-city conference that year. Their first year was a rousing success as they finished the season 8-1 including an upset win over Kenwood Academy and a 2nd place finish in conference. They moved up to the Chicago conference because conference champion Pritzker declined the move up to conference.
In Westinghouse's 2nd year of football (last year), Westinghouse played well and finished 5-4 overall and in 3rd place in the much tougher Chicago Great Lakes Conference. But remember that was with a Westinghouse team that did not have a single senior on their team.
This year, Westinghouse will have a group of very experienced players including seniors for the first time. And they got quite a few seniors who can ball.
Westinghouse Seniors To Watch
Eugenio Dejesus(6-5, 175lbs, sr, QB/WR)
James Graham(5-10, 170lbs, sr, RB/KR)
Absalom Boyd(5-9, 135lbs. DB)
Tobias Cook(6-2, 235lbs, TE/DE)
Daquan Smith(6-4, 265lbs, OL/DE)
Eugenio Dejesus at 6-5, 175lbs stands out- and rightfully so. Dejesus was the MVP for Westinghouse's football and volleyball teams last season. He is also one of the top QB's in the Chicago conference for sure.
James Graham(5-10, 170lbs, sr, RB/KR) had some great off season workouts including running a 4.3 hand time in the 40 yard dash. He's been playing football since 3rd grade.
Tobias Cook(6-2, 235lbs, TE/DE) and Daquan Smith(6-4, 265lbs, OL/DE) are both linemen to watch out for. Smith at 6-4, 265lbs has some athleticism and could play at the next level.