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Written by: Willie McGonigle on Sunday, June 28th, 2020
Name: Matthew Pajuste
School: Martin Luther King HS
Position(s): OG,OT, DT
College Offers: Buffalo, Bowling Green, Toledo, Marshall, Monmouth, Connecticut, Central Michigan, Duquesne, LIU, Elon, Maine, NC Central, Towson, Morgan State
Potential Major in College:
What made you choose football?
The intensity, competition, and energy that surrounds the game
What’s your favorite football memory?
Winning the public league championship with our first year head coach and first year players.
What activities do you enjoy outside of playing football?
Gaming, playing piano, and watching anime.
What has been the most difficult part of training during the pandemic and how did you overcome it?
With a lot of things being unavailable it was hard, but lack of resources was never something that could stop me. I found ways to workout and practice.
Who is your biggest role model? Kobe Bryant.
My head coach, Malik Jones is my personal role model, but if there was anyone that ever sparked a start to what I wanted to do, it was Kobe.
What are your team and personal goals for the season?
We want to go further than we did last season. My personal goals are just to live up to the name that I’ve built!
What’s your favorite sport, other than football, to play or watch?
Definitely basketball, it was my first love.
What are you most looking forward to this upcoming school year?
Enjoying my senior year of high school and wrap up this chapter of my life!
What have you been doing during this pandemic to make sure that you are ready to go once we can finally get back to football?
Any home workouts that I can. I’ve also been hitting the field to make sure mu technique stays sharp.
What’s your favorite subject in school?
Definitely any form of math, it challenges me almost as much as football.
Favorite Cartoon Character?
My favorite cartoon character would have to be Huey Freeman from The Boondocks. My favorite anime character is Goku from the dragon ball series.
What’s your go to pregame meal?
Whatever is on the menu!
Favorite Vacation Spot?
To be honest, my bed. I’m not huge on being out and about.
Favorite Sports Teams?
76ers and Eagles fan all day!!
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