Posted On: 11/14/20 11:25 AM

I'm confident that the Illinois athletes who play the offense and defensive lineman positions are in good hands as long as F.I.S.T. Football Academy is around.

I got a chance to attend a F.I.S.T. Football workout for the first time this past weekend and I was blown away by how talented these big boys were.

So without further ado, let's get to know 10 of the standout OL/DL who were in attendance at this past week's workout.


Connor MurphyConnorMurphy6'3" | DLGlenbard South | 2022IL | Glenbard N. ’22

Murphy possesses the versatility to line up anywhere on the d-line and has the frame and athleticism to play outside backer at the next level. He’s best served as an edge defender as he’s a tactician in the trenches that knows how to use both skill and power to get to the QB.

Carmine BastoneCarmineBastone6'2" | DLSaint Charles North | 2021IL | SCN ’21

Bastone is one of the most talented pass rushers in Illinois’ C/O ’21. The Cornell commit is explosive off the line and is relentless in the pursuit of his target. He can beat you with

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