Boston Globe Features A.J. Dillon ’17


matthew j. lee/globe staff

On October 5, The Boston Globe’s Frank Dell’Apa profiled A.J. Dillon ’17.

Dillon, a standout on LA’s recent championship gridiron teams, spoke about the transition from ISL/NEPSAC football to the NCAA.

Dell’Apa quoted Lawrence Academy Head Coach Paul Zukauskas:

“I always feel you can never predict the future, but I had a feeling he could be pretty good pretty quickly,” Zukauskas said. “It’s not surprising he’s playing and helping BC. It’s a big thrill for him and me and his family.

“He had a lot of choices, and he thought a lot about it, where he wanted to be in the future. It’s tough to prepare for, sure. Some high schools play football all year round and have complicated playbooks, and we’re not one of them.

“Just like the jump physically, from high school to college, the mental part is just as big a leap. From a football IQ standpoint, the playbook and defenses and complications around that — I’ve been around a lot of guys, I could tell he was a guy that could handle that, physically and mentally. And the best is yet to come.”

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