It was a great night for football at Bolingbrook HS Friday night, a perfect 70-degrees and a little…
Change of Pace for Piekarski
A change of pace was in the cards for Bolingbrook, Ill., 2013 standout TE Chandler Piekarski. "I moved to wide receiver this year," Piekarski said. "We are running less tight end formations, but we are looking very solid." And how does the Bolingbrook HS standout like the change? "I know I'll give them good routes," Piekarski said. "Good blocking and I will make catches, plus the coaches have been great preparing me for the changes." Piekarski also knows where his future is – when he makes the jump to collegiate ball. "I see myself being more of a tight end," Piekarski said. "I would like to see how much I progress over the next two years to give wide receiver a shot, but right now I say tight end." The versatile Bolingbrook, Ill., standout has plenty of reasons why he loves the game of football. "Probably playing with guys like Antonio Morrison and Robert Bain is one of the best parts," Piekarski said. "And having them make everyone around them try hard and get their name out there." But that's not the only thing Piekarski likes about football. "Probably the competitiveness," Piekarski said of his favorite thing about football. "I love to just go out there every day and just play, whether I am catching passes against the defense, or hitting. I strive to be the best and I want to continue my career at the next level." And Piekarski has a very unique motivation – his uncle George Plasketes. "When I was young," Piekarski said. "My uncle was a quarterback at Ole Miss and was drafted by the Packers but was never given the chance to show his potential." He added, "And we are very close and when he tells me all his stories, when he was my age he was in the same situation." And as for his junior year, Piekarski has several goals in mind. "Of course I would like to get some Division 1 looks, and go deep into the 8A playoffs," Piekarski said. Although it is still very early in the process for the 2013 WR/TE prospect, there is one school that he would be happy to hear from. "I would probably say Wisconsin," Piekarski said. "They have a great program close to home, and they have had successful tight ends in their program." Although Piekarski did not get the opportunity to hit the camping circuit this summer, he expects his first offer to come sooner rather than later. "No offers yet," Piekarski said. "But I have received camp letters from Princeton, Indiana University, and the University of Columbia." Stay on Scout.com for the latest on Piekarski and the rest of the class of 2013.
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