Athlete Spotlight: JT Bautista | Wide Receiver | Alaska
JT Bautista is a Wide Receiver from East Anchorage high school in Alaska.
Measurables: 5'6 140
Twitter Handle: @Bautista_jt
Athletic or Academic Honors:
Honor roll my whole sophomore year and finished with a 3.67 GPA.
Why did you start playing the game? Was it a person who influenced you? If so, who and how did they influence you? I started playing football because I watched my oldest brother play, he’s the one that taught me how to throw a football and how the game is.
What are some of your personal and team goals this season?
Some of my personal goals are getting faster, stronger, and bigger. Another goal I have is to have a 4.0 GPA in school this year. Last school year I had a 3.67. Some team goals we have are to be more of a family and to try to make our own identity this year since losing last years seniors.
What would your teachers say about you? Teachers would say I’m a hard worker who gets things done, I'm consistent with completing my work, and a very good communicator.
Who is your favorite player and why? My favorite player is Stefon Diggs. He is my favorite is because of the competitiveness he has and the drive he has to be the best. His route running is the best. He has to be a great route runner because he is not big like some of the other number one receivers in the NFL. He creates separation and that’s something I work on day in and day out.
Why should a college coach recruit you in the future? A college coach should recruit me because I have all the tools, effective in the short, intermediate, and deep passing game. I’m explosive off the line and I’m my routes, I’m a game changer and can be clutch in high intense moments.