Askew Prepares For Army All-American Game

Askew Prepares For Army All-American Game

As the Army All-American game approaches, Nate Askew has been putting in the extra work needed to shine in such a prestigious event. The Madison receiver eagerly awaits his opportunity to shine on the national stage as he hopes the offseason work will pay off for him in front of his town crowd this coming weekend. Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Askew about his opportunity to shine Saturday.

As the Army All-American game approaches, Nate Askew has been putting in the extra work needed to shine in such a prestigious event. Askew will join future teammates Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Matthews on Saturday in San Antonio. The Madison receiver eagerly awaits his opportunity to shine on the national stage as he hopes the offseason work will pay off for him in front of his home town crowd this coming weekend.

"I have been going to this place called Athletic Republic. They have me doing a bunch of resistance and speed work. Strapping bands on my arms while I'm catching passes to make it harder to catch balls and when they take them off my reaction time is faster. They also have me running on treadmills to help work on speed turnover and power. I've been going for three weeks now getting ready for the Army All-American game. "

"I'm trying to get back into shape. This place has gotten me back on the right track. My footwork and speed has improved tremendously since I have been going there. My starts are more explosive now and I can't wait to get out there this Saturday to show everyone how much I have improved."

Askew runs the anchor on the 4X100 and he also runs the 100 meter dash, and the 200 meter dash. Last year Nate ran a 10.8 in the 100-meter dash, but his goal is to get his time down to 10.5 or a 10.6. The 6'3", 190 pound Askew wants to focus on track after the Army All-American game, but intends to work diligently after the season is over to get ready for fall ball.

"I'm going to take a little break during track season but after track season is over I am going to work out hard all the way up until I leave for A&M."

The San Antonio native spoke to his area recruiter after the bowl game.

"I talked to Coach Rossley the other day. He told me about their trip to Shreveport and all the perks of going to a bowl game. He told me how I was an important piece to the puzzle next year. He asked me how my Christmas went and some other stuff. I watched the bowl game and saw how bad we need a punt returner who isn't afraid to make a play. After I told him that , he said I will have the opportunity to prove myself next year. We are definitely going back to a bowl game next year."

With the departure of Howard Morrow, the A&M coaches can explore different options at the slot position which will open up a potential wideout spot for competition.

"The coaches told me that they might move EZ over to the slot and try me out where he was. "

Nate has already put thought into who he wants to room with next year.

"When I was down on my official a few weeks ago Nehemiah [Hicks], Ben [Malena], and I really hit it off. I could see us three together next year."

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