Esquivel plays defense and he is a middle linebacker for the Shamrocks.
Although the Shamrocks had a young squad this yea, they still wound up going on a 10-0 run, before a heart-breaking loss in the stat championship game.
Though they were young this year, it works out in the long run, as the Shamrocks will return 9 starters, including Esquivel.
While they did not finish the overall goal of winning a state championship, Esquivel and the Shamrocks are optimistic about the coming season, with 9 starters coming back.
As a player, Esquivel has several things that make him standout among the rest of players out there.
“I take great pride in how I prepare,” Esquivel said. “Because I lack in size in comparison to others, I have to prepare better and harder than everyone else.
“I also watch a lot of film and pick up on the tendencies of other players, which puts me in position to make plays. It is also my job to make sure than my teammates are lined up properly, and I take that very seriously.”
Sounds like some lucky school will get a great leader!
Finishing his junior year with an astonishing 113 tackles, Esquivel was able to finish sixth in the state in tackling. He added 5.5 tackles for loss, impressing with his run-stuffing abilities, as well as forced 3 fumbles and recovering another.
Esquivel added 3 sacks as well, to show that he can pass rush, as well as 2 INT’s, showing he can cover.
What can’t this guy do?!
For his efforts, Esquivel grabbed a number of accolades: First Team All-State, 2020 All-Hercules Team, 3-A West Defensive Player of the Year, 3-A West First Team Defense, as well as SB Live Arizona recognizing him as one of the best linebackers in the state.
Esquivel has a current GPA of 3.1, which is more than enough to qualify him for next level sports. While he does not yet have any offers, look for that to change soon!