Your Daily Local and D9and10Sports are highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall. Player profiles for the week of July 17 are powered by Generational Wealth Management, Adam Jack, ChFC. To nominate an athlete, send us a message
John Sabo – Senior – Slippery Rock
Sports Played: Football, basketball, baseball and track
Parents Names: John and Tammi Sabo
Siblings: Two sisters, 15 and 11
Social Media Handles: @john_sabo_2 for Instagram and Twitter
2021-22 Highlights: Had 35rec for 597 yards and 9 touchdowns, first team all-district in football and basketball, and All Butler County for both sophomore and junior year.
College Athletics plan if applicable: Yes I plan on playing football in the future, have not decided where I’m going yet.
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: Baseball was the first sport I played, it just came natural to me I loved it.
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: The culture, as a team we play as one. When you play a team sport everyone needs to be all in all the time.
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: Sleeping haha. I do like going fishing and hunting with my dad.
Q: You could meet one sports figure, living or dead (1) who would it be and (2) what is the first thing you would ask them?
A: Kobe Bryant, I would ask him about the process and why he worked so hard.
Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: Football is my favorite sport, and I don’t think I would change anything. There’s nothing like Friday nights.
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: Crab legs, never disappoint.
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: Always wanted to go to Hawaii.
Q: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the question/answer?
A: Plans for my team/goals? Definitely first comes win region and D10, then take a shot at states.