Today I ran across a report in the Southtownstar.com the Rob Ash has signed two more high school athletes who will play for the Bobcats this coming season (2010-11). The first is defensive lineman Steve Laski and defensive back / Cornerback Cody Cleveland both from Providence Catholic high school in Mokena, Illinois. I am going to do a little more blurb on each. The first up is Mr. Laski
Laski is a 6-0 (although I have seen him listed any where from 5-11 to 6-1) 290 pound athlete who help lead Providence to the state championship game with a 12-2 record. providence ended up losing in the Catholic League State championship.
Laski was named Chicago Catholic League First team , the Champaign News-Gazette All-State team, and Special mention All-State Class All Illinois, Southtown-Star All-Area team and Providence Catholic Defense co-MVP.
Laski Statistics were 104 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries (1 for TD), 1 rushing TD, 6.5 sacks per game and 7 hurries. Physically he runs the 40 in 5.2 seconds, 4.7 seconds in the shuttle and 25 inch vertical jump. In the weight room, though, is where Laski really excels. He recently broke his own and local gyms lifting records by bench pressing 525 pounds and dead lift with 650 pound effort. Just for good measure he also scored a 90 on the ACT.
Laski also excels as one of the better heavy weight wrestlers, shot putters and discus throwers in the state.
Rivals.com reports that Army, Ball State, Drake, Eastern Illinois, Illinois, Indiana, Northern Illinois, and Southern Illinois were all very active in his recruiting.