Over the last three years, Core 6 Athletes has become a major brand name as both a training ground and 7-on-7 program for top football prospects in the Chicagoland area.
Blue-chip QB Kyle Allen to QB the Core 6 West team.
Many college coaches have definitely noticed and regularly contact President/CEO Paul Szczesny about the players that work out at his facility, which includes the likes of Top100 prospects Clifton Garrett, Jamarco Jones and Nyles Morgan, along with several other touted recruits including Ohio State defensive line commit Dylan Thompson and Hinsdale (Ill.) Central teammates Brian Allen and Ian Bunting.
It likely won’t be long before Core 6 Athletes has the same impact in the West, beginning this weekend at an IMG Regional competition.
Szczesny has branched his business out to Arizona and Core 6 West will play in its first 7-on-7 tournament this weekend.
“It’s pretty exciting,” Szczesny said. The former Indiana linebacker also played at Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz. “Especially spending a lot of time in Arizona, I lived there for a while and went to school out there and I think it’s a good opportunity for everyone involved because I think our athletes will get more opportunities on the West Coast as we continue to build (college) connections out there, and the West Coast athletes will have another network with the Midwest and East Coast coaches we know.”
Szczesny’s right-hand man in Arizona is current NFL receiver Brian Hernandez, who also played at Pima C.C. before heading to Utah.
“It’s real exciting,” Hernandez said. “I really enjoy being around the athletes and coaching and staying involved in the game is definitely something I want to do, and having this opportunity come up is real exciting.”
Lending a huge hand to Hernandez in helping Core 6 West is former Arizona Wildcats running back Charles Levy, who went on to play five seasons in the NFL.
The Core 6 West team took no time in loading up on talent. Some of the notable names on the roster include Top50 quarterback Kyle Allen, Top100 receiver Mark Andrews, Top125 receiver Jalen Brown, athlete Dominique Fenstermacher and very talented 2015 athlete Christian Kirk.
“We also have some kids under the radar that can really play,” Hernandez said.
Under the radar is what Szczesny is looking to change.
“The network itself has gotten bigger,” he stated.
For more on Core 6 Athletes, visit their website here.