FOR ESTACADO'S LATEEF, HE'S JUST NOW GETTING STARTED..




I remember last summer when Coach Vint introduced me to a tall, lengthy freshman that had a lot of potential and from Estacado High School and his name was Jahid Lateef. He showed some signs and promise last year, but fast-forward a year later and now he is one of the top lineman in the Nation with offers from Tulsa, Kansas, North Texas, Arizona State and Colorado State! Estacado and their coaching staff have had their share of great offensive and defensive lineman come through their prestigious program and Lateef falls right in with those players and will have a chance to be one of the best, if not the best to come through "MATLAND"


I caught up with Jihad and we talked offers, what he's done to get better and what advice he would have for similar players trying to get noticed and offers of their own.


"HERE IS THE 806 CACTH UP"


Jason Pearson


1. How does it feel to be on the radar now and picking up big time offers?


Jahid Lateef


It feels good to know my hard work is paying off.

Jason Pearson


2. What did you work on last year to improve and come back as one of the best Lineman in Texas?


Jahid Lateef


I worked on having a different mindset.

Jason Pearson


3. What have your coaches preached to you throughout the last two years that has stuck with you and made you better


Jahid Lateef


My coach always tells me to keep working for what I really want

Jason Pearson


4. What was your favorite game last year? Why?


Jahid Lateef


My favorite game was Coronado vs Estacado because that game was my first varsity football game and I would say that was the best game I played all season

Jason Pearson


5. Your schedule this year is tough! What was your thoughts when you saw y’all are opening up with the team that knocked you out the playoffs in 2019?


Jahid Lateef


I love that we have this tough schedule because it shows people that we like competition.

Jason Pearson


6. What would you tell other players in your shoes that want an offer? What advice would you give them?


Jahid Lateef

I would tell them to keep working and have a good mindset on what that kid really wants to strive for.


Guys, make sure to stay tuned to Jihad and the rest of the Matadors for 2020 and 2021!


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