Jack Vasko, a 6-4, 290-pound center, prides himself on being part of a team that has helped bring attention to Hill-Murray’s football program. The senior has attracted attention from several colleges in the Midwest.
How is the recruiting process going? I’m just getting ready, trying to get better, trying to be as much as a team player as I can, which I think is good in the recruiting process.
Do you have a dream school? I don’t really know if I have a dream school yet. I’d rather go to the school that likes me as a student-athlete. I’d rather go to a smaller school and get more playing time and be a good player there than go to a huge school and have to sit and wait to get my chance.
What’s your favorite part about being an offensive lineman? I like being the leader of the offensive line, being able to call out different defensive schemes. That’s really important to me. Offensive linemen have to stand up for their teammates and just be leaders out there, which I think is really fun.
What is your most memorable moment in football? Going back to back in the state tournament. Hill-Murray hadn’t gone to the state tournament in 25 years or something like that before then. They were two of the most important moments of my life, just to see how far Hill-Murray football had come.
What are you most looking forward to about possibly playing college football? Just playing at the next level and competing against higher competition. That’s going to be really fun.
Do you have a role model in football? We’ve had four different head coaches in four years, but we’ve kept our same offensive line coach [Alex Cleveland]. So he really has taught me a lot of things about being a great player or a great man.
What are you goals for your senior season? After going to the state tournament twice and losing, I want to win state. I want Hill-Murray football to be the best program it can be. I want Hill-Murray football to be a big-time program.