Have you ever heard of a 230lb defensive end?! Meet John Cominksy! John, who is much larger now (286lbs), arrived at Charleston University at just 230lbs his freshman year! And, he's come a long way since. It was a pleasure to speak to John. Make sure to follow him on Twitter @here. And, enjoy our interview and draft profile below.
Question: Could you give us a little background info on yourself? Where did you grow up? How did you get into football?
John Cominsky: “I grew up in Barberton, Ohio. It’s a small town outside of Akron. Always involved in sports. All friends were made through some kind of sport. Football was a must for me at age 6. I started flag football then and eventually got to tackle by age 8.”
Q: Who have been some of the greatest mentors in your football career?
JC: “My dad, Steve Cominsky, and my mom, Elizabeth Fisher, have been huge in my football career. My best friend, Corey Fox, has been my number one motivator, support, and backbone through it all. Now, my wife is my absolute number one mentor!.”
Q: Were you highly recruited out of HS? How did you end up where you did?
JC: “Charleston was my only offer coming out of high school, so it was a no-brainer decision. I wanted a football scholarship and they offered some dollars, so I was bought in to the program from that moment on.”
Q: If you weren’t pursuing a career chasing quarterbacks around the field on Sundays what would you be doing?
JC: “If I weren’t playing football I would be pursuing some graduate program. Perhaps, medical school or some other science related specialty”
(Editor's Note: Love this. Stereo-typically, college is just a minor stepping stone in a player's attempt to make it pro. I love a kid who values his education!)
Q: What do you hope to show the 32 teams and NFL Scouts at the Combine in Indianapolis?
JC: “I hope to show unmatched athleticism at my size. I want scouts to double take their papers after I run to make sure I am actually 285. Time to boost my draft stock and reputation.”
Measurables: 6’5 286lbs
Career Statistics: (4 years)
10 passes defended
48.5 tackles for loss
4.69 40 Yard Dash
33.5-inch Vertical Jump
116.0-inch Broad Jump
Hands 9 ¾” inches
Arms 33 ½” inches
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