Player Spotlight: Dezmend Esquivel C/O ’22 Middle Linebacker

Dezmend Esquivel is a rising senior for Yuma Catholic High School in Yuma, Arizona.

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!

Hudl: https://www.hudl.com/profile/13058807/Dezmend-Esquivel

Twitter: @DezmendEsquivel

Published by Zane Rowland

I love sports and I love helping kids reach their goals and dreams!

2 thoughts on “Player Spotlight: Dezmend Esquivel C/O ’22 Middle Linebacker

  1. I would like to let you know about my son who is a senior at Yuma Catholic hi school and he is a three-year letterman on varsity has played in two state championship games in the last three years defensive tackle and defensive end his junior year He suffered a devastating knee injury the start of the seventh game of the season And still made All conference first team and second team all state last year this year past season 2020 he play defense of end ended up all-conference first team and first team all state also lead the team in defensive QB sacks I’m very proud of him and hopefully this is the kind of caliber of kids you are looking for in your publication thank you

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