C. J. Fiedorowicz is one of the tight ends for the East in the 2010 USAAAB game in San Antonio. Fiedorowicz, who has committed to Iowa, spoke of his first-day experience on the field.
"The talent was unbelievable out here today," Fiedorowicz stated. "In high school I was always one of the biggest guys out there, so I knew I had to push myself today to compete. I've never been around so many great players at one time."
Even though he was aware this game would attract some of the best high school football players in the country, he was still amazed at the talent level on display.
"This was better than I even expected it would be," he said. I knew the game would be faster, but this was pretty amazing and I think I did really well today. It means a lot for me to play in a game sponsored by the Army, because I have two buddies in the Army, stationed in Iraq, so this is pretty special."
Fiedorowicz is working hard to prepare himself for the transition from high school to college football.
"I'm working out five times per week trying to get my weight up to a solid 250-pounds," he stressed. "I'm also doing speed training to improve my quickness. I have a good chance to play as a true freshman next year and the coaches told me to be ready to go."
After originally committing to Illinois last June, Fiedorowicz switched to Iowa later this fall and never looked back on that decision.
"I just felt Iowa was the best place for me," he said. "I have a great relationship with the coaches, and assistant coach Les Erb was at my house six weeks in a row last fall, so I know they want me pretty bad. They run a pro-style offense and they've had a tight end drafted the last seven years in a row. Once I visited, I knew it was the best choice."