CB/DB Cash strives to be best player in Canada

Nathan Cash isn’t your average Grade 9 football player, as he’s already making waves in the high school circuit. When his first secondary school season began, he was second-string at his position but was able to climb the depth chart in a short period of time.

“Once I got the starting position three games in, I was satisfied, but I also wanted to contribute to my team and make an impact,” he said.

He has played for seven years, competing for the Orleans Bengals and St. Matthews Tigers. Nathan’s hard work and determination has resulted in winning awards; 2012 Defensive MVP 2013 and 2014, Team MVP 2015, Special Teams MVP 2016, and Team MVP 2016.

Being “able to make plays on the ball” is his favourite part about playing cornerback/defensive back and his “ball hawking” abilities give him an edge.

Last season, he started for his high school team during the All Saints Bowl against one of their rivals, which was the biggest game of the season.

Rather than modelling his game after another player, he plays the game his way. “I feel like I bring a new style and also a more mental approach to the game,” Nathan said.

In terms of his future football options, there has been minimal communication between him and school representatives due to his age.

“I’ve talked to some coaches but nothing serious,” he said. “My time will come.”

If he stays in Canada, he wants to play for either Ottawa, UBC or Laurier. But if opportunities arise down south, his top 3 choices are Miami U, Ohio State and Boston College.

He also values education because football won’t last forever. “I want to get a great education and use it when I’m done playing football,” Nathan said.

His family, friends and coaches (Aldege, Jean and Youssef) have been valuable resources for him and taught him the importance of hard work. “They believed in me when no one did,” he said.

In order to adjust to the next level, Nathan will watch film so he can identify his “opponents tendencies beforehand.” He has the “ability to make in-game adjustments” as well.

When asked what football meant to him, Nathan had a short but powerful explanation.

“Football is my life, it consumes me every day,” Nathan said. “It’s my passion.”

He is an ambitious individual who strives to become the best high school player in Canada.

“My goal is to be the top player on CFC in 2020 and 2021,” he said. “I will do everything in my power. Don’t sleep on me, remember that.”


Nathan Cash
5’8, 145 lbs

Teams: Orleans Bengals, St. Matthews Tigers
Commitment: None
Official Visits: None
Considerations: Ottawa, UBC, Laurier, Miami, Ohio State, Boston College, Open
Class: 2020

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