Kyle Sweet played quarterback, running backer, wide receiver, safety, punter, and punt returner for Santa Margarita last year. Receiver is clearly Sweet's best position, but the do-it-all athlete was the reason SM hung tough in most of there games. Against nationally ranked Bishop Gorman, Sweet went off, hauling in 13 receptions for 294 yards and 3 touchdowns. Sweet started QB when he led his team to an upset victory over Mater Dei (ranked 10th nationally & CA state-runner up). Sweet has also been a terror for defenses during the spring. At the premiere West Coast 7 on 7 event, he walked away with MVP of the Pylon tournament in Las Vegas. Sweet led his team to the championship and was unstoppable.
(Sweet holding his MVP trophy with his coaches, Kordell Knox and Karif Byrd)
"I'm always just trying to do my best and am never satisfied," Sweet claimed. "I am always trying to improve upon my game and want to become better every day. It was cool to win MVP and have some good games as a junior, but individual stats and accomplishments don't mean too much to me. I just want to win and compete with my teammates. I love playing at Santa Margarita and playing with Coach Knox and The Gridiron Academy."
Despite the impressive film and accolades, Sweet's recruitment has remained relatively quiet. He has picked up offers from Montana State, Northern Arizona, and New Hampshire during the off-season. Sweet is a 4.5 flat guy with a good change of direction, reliable hands, and fantastic toughness. If he does end up playing the Big Sky, he would likely dominate the competition.
"I certainly hope for more options, but honestly, I'm focused on my senior year, and if I don't get more offers, I'm good with my options," Sweet stated. "I have been building relationships with those schools, and I feel blessed to have a chance to play football and get a free education. I've been recruited pretty hard by California, Utah, and Wake Forest over the past few months. Recently, they have all kind of cooled off for whatever reason. Utah told me an offer could be coming, but then communications stopped. I am hopeful that with a big season, interest will pick up again. Those are probably the three schools I have the most interest in."
Sweet is too good of a football player to not see things pick up again. With K.J. Costello finally 100% healthy, Sweet has one of the best QBs in the country throwing him the ball. I expect big things.