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D.C. Everest Senior, Zach Mueller, signed his letter of intent with Illinois Dec. 20 to play football for the Redbirds.

D.C. Everest Senior, Zach Mueller, signed his letter of intent with Illinois Dec. 20 to play football for the Redbirds.

D.C. Everest Senior, Zach Mueller, signed his letter of intent with Illinois Dec. 20 to play football for the Redbirds.

Scott Gerrits, Reporter

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Question & Answer with Zach Mueller

Q: How is your football season going?

A: “Football season was really good as a team but not for the win lose streak.”

 

Q: Do you have a favorite position on the team?

A: “I play right guard and right flank.”

 

Q: When are you going to play for Illinois?

A:  “I sign for Illinois on December 20th, a small thing in front of friends and family, than in front of a big press.”

 

Q: Was playing for a university a goal for you? Why?

A: “Yes, it’s been my goal since a very young age, to get a full scholarship and get into a school and pay for that.”

 

Q: Plans for Illinois? Anything you want to major in?

A: “Something along the lines of a social science, psychology, sociology, human geography or teaching.”

 

Q: Any fears?

A: “Partially the adjustment, going from highschool to college in a short period of time, because the first day down there is the first day of June.”

 

Q: Concern for injuries?

A: “It’s football, it’s a contact sport, there’s bound to be injuries in college. But as of right now I’m not concerned about injuries.”

 

Q: How is your first year of basketball going?

A: “Good, really good. It’s obviously hard to transition from football to basketball and never have any real experience playing basketball.”

 

Q: Do you feel a little out of place in backed ball?

A: “Partially yes and no, the team is really excepting and I enjoy being around them.”

 

Q: Who asked you to join or give basketball a try?

A: “Originally, last year rocky started recruiting me for basketball and I was kind of hesitant because I had my senior football coming up. But coach Stralo mentioned it to me and said it would be good athletic wise and good for college. And my college coaches also said I should do it.”

 

Q: What do you feel helped you the most in becoming an athlete?

A: “My family, my friends and my coaches and most importantly the community because they provide the most support.”

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