NE Ohio HS Football
Cardinal Mooney High School Football (Youngstown, Ohio)
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Football Championships:
Notable Football alumni:
Bo Pelini, head football coach at University of Nebraska
Bob Stoops, head football coach at Oklahoma University
Mark Stoops, head football coach at University of Kentucky
Mike Stoops, defensive coordinator Oklahoma Univeristy
Rick Shepas, head football coach at Waynesburg University
Carl Pelini, head football coach at Florida Atlantic University
Denise DeBartolo York, current owner of the San Francisco 49ers
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr., former owner of the San Francisco 49ers
Ed Muransky, professional football player for the Los Angeles Raiders
Jerry Diorio, professional football player for the Detroit Lions
Kyle McCarthy, professional football player for the Kansas City Chief
2013 Player Profile:
- Squat Max 525 lbs.
- Power Clean Max 300 lbs.
- Dead Lift Max 560 lbs.
- Bench Press Max 345 lbs.
- Bench Press 225 lbs. 25 reps
- 40 yard dash 5.1 sec
- 3-Cone shuttle 4.6 sec
Current GPA: 3.6
Game Video & Profile:
Strength, Feet, Hands & IQ:
linemen are the hardest guys on the field and in the weight room, and Nick Bilas is no different. He has many of the intangibles to play the position of Center.
- IQ – Football smarts identifying fronts, alignments, and protection adjustments. The intangibles of playing the center position at a high profile program such as Cardinal Mooney.
- Pedigree – nephew of Chris Anzevino – (48 consecutive starts at Kent State University & current member of Cleveland Gladiators (Arena League)
Strength – evaluating an offensive lineman’s strength I am drawn first to the recruits hip flexibility. Can the recruit complete a body squat, (hip joint below the knee), with hands above his head holding bar w/o weight in a snatch grip and drop to a depth in a very natural way with his hips back, knees behind his toes and his heels flat. Bilas has very good hip flexibility, great depth and looks natural. His strength gains will be enhanced as his hip flexibility will allow for great leverage maintaining proper pad level and hand placement.
Feet & Hands – Bilas has strong hands, big feet and skinny ankles. He is quick on his feet and possesses the ability to reach a 3-tech, engaging his hands at 11 & 1 o’clock and fitting his face in between his hands. He consistently possesses the ability to climb to the second level and cut off a fitting LB. Cardinal Mooney is not a 5-step throwing team therefore he is not being asked to kick-post pass set. He does have the feet & hands to post up a NG as well as the leverage and strength to avoid the bull rush that ultimately comes from a hard charging player. His physicality and aggressiveness at the point of attack drive him to “Win the Rep!”
Telltale Sign of Potential:
According to Mike Farrell, Rivals’ national recruiting analyst, there is one trait that shows up on an offensive lineman’s game film, regardless of the system or opponent, and is a must-have in college–aggression. For this reason, Bilas will be on the recruiting board of many FCS & BCS colleges this spring and next fall. After review of the game film, Bilas is a finisher. He is consistently finishing a rep engaged with a defender, either a hand in the grass defender or a stand-up player, and completing the rep / play by planting the defender on their back to the turf. This aggression and the desire to finish a rep consistently is very attractive and will have college recruiters drooling at the mouthand saying “this kid’s an animal” when visiting Coach Fecko at Cardinal Mooney this Spring. Physicality jumps out on film quickly and I think it’s the most important factor by far, especially with the caliber of defensive lineman today. Bilas is willing to hit a guy as hard as he can every play. I would say it has something to do with him being the son of United States Marine.