Christopher Torres is an offensive tackle for Don Lugo High School. As part of Locker Room Update’s Don Lugo edition, Christopher took time to speak my Locker Room Update about his career background in football, as well as his aspirations in the sport. Check it out!
When did you first fall in love with playing football?
I first fell in love with football when I was younger, My cousins and I would always play when we got together and I found my calling from there. Then when my freshman year came around I truly knew that football is something I wanted to pursue.
Who was your role model in football when you were growing up, and who was your role model outside of the sport during your childhood?
My role model for football growing up was Bo Jackson why Bo Jackson was my model growing up is because he was the first athlete to play two sports and he was untouchable. My role models growing up outside of sports were both my uncles (Juan Rios, Elias Rios). Why my uncles were my role model growing up is because they both played football and I play football so they help motivate me and encourage me to keep playing and to keep working hard.
What’s the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you?
The most inspirational thing a coach has ever said to me is “If you want something you have to go get it.” This means a lot to me because it helped me strive in my football career.
As a player in the 2017 class, how has the recruiting process been thus far? Any particularly interesting visits or surprising occurrences you’d like to address?
Even though I haven’t got any offers I have had schools ask for my transcripts, but I am still determined to work hard no matter what comes my way.
Do you have a dream situation for your college career?
My dream is hopefully to get recruited from a college and hopefully they can see the potential that I have and what I can bring to the field.
As an offensive tackle, what do you believe to be your biggest strength and your biggest weakness? Why?
My biggest strength as an offensive tackle is my experience being on the Varsity team since my sophomore year, and my ability to read a defensive tackle’s technique. My weakness is my technique with my feet and I am still learning on how to get my technique better each time I practice.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Where I see myself in five years is starting a business and trying to get my life on a track if I don’t play football.
And to close, what’s the most important thing about you off the field that makes you a better player on the field?
My strengths off the field that help me on the field are my passion and commitment. When I am committed to something I make sure I know everything about it and have a good understanding of it. When I’m passionate about something it’s my first priority and I take it to heart.