LB Huh looks forward to the competition at next level

Photo credit: Glenn Dickson

In 2016, William Huh was one of Grant Park’s premier defensive players tallying up 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 2.5 quarterback sacks, along with 31 tackles.

I love to hit and enjoy the feeling of laying people out,” responded William. “The sound of pads hitting motivates me throughout games to keep playing physical.”

William has been told that his edge to his game has been his speed, field vision and his high competitive nature.

Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Harrison is 39, William has chosen to develop his play style after him because James’ work ethics are inspirational.

Once William is finished at Grant Park High School, he’d like to attend a university that has a prestigious law program.

William hasn’t committed to any university at this time and his options are still open. His top three schools right now are Queen’s, McGill, and Toronto because he has read that their law programs are very well known across Canada.

“I am most looking forward to experiencing the competitiveness and the intensity the university level of football has to bring as well as the environment of the classes in my future university,” said William. “I also look forward to growing with my future university football team.”

When he reaches the next level, William is hoping to come in and to compete and learn the system, and also to excel in his classes.

The Grant Park Pirates football program helps William prepare for the next level because it’s modeled after a college football program. This includes weight training, film, and intense practices. William added, “On a personal level, I have been told that I am a very coachable player, so I will make sure to keep my mind open and try to take in and execute as much as I can when I play for my future university team.”

Photo credit: Glenn Dickson

To improve this off-season, William is committing himself to a weight training program that his football team has provided him with, as well as doing his regular speed training with Glen Bruce.

The most influential people in William’s life have been his parents because they have taught him to keep his head up even during difficult times, and to take responsibility of his own words and actions.

On the football field, the coaches at Grant Park have been influential to William, he explained, “The coaches at my school are influential to me because despite coming into this sport not even knowing the rules very well, they were always patient with me and helped me achieve to play at a high level of football.”

Playing football helps William grow as a person on and off the field with things such as becoming a leader, and improving his attitude.

Last year’s playoff loss against Murdoch MacKay was a big moment for William because he realized how much he hates the feeling of losing more than he enjoys the feeling of winning. William mentioned, “That game also taught me that you have to shake off the bad plays out of your head or else it would drag you down and potentially cost you a lost.”

William has also played multiple instruments (cello, piano, oboe), has good marks (80%), has played tennis for 8 years and basketball for 6 years, was part of a swim team, and captain of the football team.


William Huh (#55)
Outside Linebacker, Fullback, Tight End
6’0, 215 lbs

Teams: Grant Park Pirates (WHSFL)
Commitment: none
Official Visits: Queens, University of Manitoba
Considerations: open
Class: 2018

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