I wrote the following article (Hamilton alum John Archuleta Commits to Towson, Hopes Fourth Time’s a Charm) for Sports360AZ.com, one of my favorite locals sports websites. John Archuleta is a big offensive lineman (6’5″, 300 lbs) with big football dreams, but it hasn’t worked out for hi at eithe Fresno State University or Portand State University. After a brief stint at Mesa Community college, he’ll be attempting to finish his college football career at last year’s FCS runner-up, Towson University.
Here’s a preview:
John Archuleta recently committed to Towson University, and pending admission, he’ll be attempting to finish up his college football career at his fourth school in the last four years.
Towson offered Archuleta a scholarship after another athlete, who met the 6’5”, 300 lb Offensive Tackle on a visit to Western Illinois, informed the Towson coaching staff that they might want to try and become Archuleta’s final destination. If all goes as planned, Archuleta will soon head out to the Baltimore suburbs to suit up for last year’s FCS runner-up.
It’s been a long road for Archuleta, who hasn’t just changed college programs three times, but also moved from Arizona to Las Vegas while in middle school, and then transferred from Green Valley High in Las Vegas back to Arizona before his senior year. When his father requested a work transfer back to Arizona in 2010, he wanted to make sure John wound up playing for a good high school program. The Archuletas were no strangers to the local football scene, as John’s older brother, Erik had been a star QB at North High during their 2005 11-win season. John’s father Dennis was serious about football, and pushed both he and Erik to get the most out of their abilities.
“He raised me and my brother tougher than most,” said John. “I think that’s a good thing. Him pushing me and being aggressive helps me push myself because I want to do something with all the hard work he’s made me do”
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