DITR: ATH Jared “Mikey” Moreno Jr., Antonian High School (San Antonio, TX)

Jared “Mikey” Moreno Jr. is a 5’9, 188lb. student athlete that plays for Antonian College Preparatory High School in San Antonio, Texas. Jared is a very extraordinary student-athlete with a GPA of a 3.5 and is a highly skilled multi-sport athlete as well. Throughout his varsity football career, Jared had 109 touches for 942 all-purpose yards, 97 carries for 751 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns, 12 catches for 191 yards and 1 TD on offense and on defense 138 tackles, 71 solo, 4 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 14 tackles for loss, 7 QB hurries, 2 interceptions, 3 pass break-ups on defense. All-round, I believe that Jared is a very talented athlete with a amazing chance at making it to the pros.

What are some things you have overcome in life?

My parents divorce definitely affected my stability. Also the passing of my uncle Justin, he was also a very good football player. I have learned to use his passing as motivation to make myself a better player and person.

What are your biggest accomplishments?

I have been starting on varsity since my sophomore year and I feel like I have been a great contributor to our team. I also have maintained honor roll for every semester of high school so far.

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

Offensively I would compare myself to Isiah Pacheco. I think we have similar run styles and always fight for extra yards, we both also play with so much passion and love for the game .defensively I would compare myself to Budda Baker we are both Versatile He is a safety that can play outside linebacker, I feel like I am a outside linebacker that can play safety. I also feel like we are both vocal leaders on the field.

What are your plans once you’re done with football and why?

I would love to continue my education and football career at the collegiate level, after that I have interest in pursuing a coaching career at the college level.

What are your goals/new things you want to accomplish for this upcoming season?

I would like to establish myself as a leader on my team and help my teammates grow into the best versions of themselves. The ultimate goal is to get better every single day.

What do you like about the sport of football and how is it significant to you?

I love football because I love how it takes all 11 players on the field to make our team work. You cannot win by yourself. The sport holds a special place in my heart because I have been playing since I can remember, football has been rooted in my family for many generations.

What is an interesting fact about you outside of football?

I enjoy lifting weights and running track in my off season.

What colleges have you received any interest from if any and what is your dream college to play for?

I have got interest from D1-Weber State University, D1-San Diego State University, D1-University of Incarnate Word, D1-University of North Texas, D1-Texas State University, D2-Southern Nazarene University, D2-University of Texas Permian Basin, D2-East Central University, D2-Sul Ross University, and NAIA-Texas Wesleyan University. My dream college to play for is The University of Oklahoma.