Recruiting Report: Jeremiah Hernandez (2019)

Recruiting
Illinois

Posted On: 04/23/18 5:00 PM

St. Viator 2019 small forward Jeremiah Hernandez is one of the top handful of wings in his class.  The versatile wing can score with a smooth offensive game and his best asset might be his passing on the wing.  The lengthy wing spoke with PHI about his junior season at St. Viator.

“We knew what we wanted to do at the beginning of the season and worked really hard every day to get better.  There wasn’t a practice where we didn’t leave everything on the floor.  Our coach is a great coach that motivates us and is a great x and o guy.  We did things that past Viator teams haven’t done like going 9-0 in conference.”

His game as a distributor really improved this year.

“All of my coaches really challenged me to add something new to my game.  Since I need to play point guard at the next level or shooting guard I tried to be a playmaker with nice passes and reading the floor.”

He is playing with Young & Reckless Denard 17U this spring.

“The spring is going well.  It is a new team so we are trying to figure out some pieces and stuff.  Once we get this team together we are going to be tough to beat.  We have a very good coach in Aubrey Denard and the whole Y&R staff.”

What is he bringing to the team?

“Being a leader and do what I can that translates to the next level.  Being vocal and playing defense.  Playing hard every possession.  Making my teammates better.”

Hernandez updated us on his recruitment.

“Recruiting is starting to pick up.  South Dakota has been on me heavy.  Still liking Wisconsin.  Northwestern and Minnesota have been calling.  Wisconsin Green Bay and also Montana has got into the mix.  Offers stand at Southern Illinois, Northern Illinois, Cal Poly, and UW-Milwaukee.”

He chatted about the schools he has previously visited and the ones he would like to get out to in the near future.

“I went to Milwaukee, a couple games at Wisconsin, and I visited SIU a while ago.  I definitely want to get out to the schools that offered me.  Cal Poly I want to check out.  I want to see the whole campus at Northern Illinois.  Also South Dakota as I have heard it is really nice.”

What will be important in a school for him?

“Being able to develop on the court and character wise.  A good coaching staff.  Somewhere I can play and has the best interest for me.  Somewhere my parents feel comfortable sending me for the next four years.”