Youth1 Freshman450 member Caden Becker had a pretty successful football season as quarterback for the Millard West High School freshman team in his hometown of Omaha, Neb. But when the team’s season ended, with a record of 6-3, he wanted to kick it up a notch.
“I decided that I needed to shift my main focus on getting bigger, faster, and stronger in order to be a strong competitor to earn a varsity spot for my sophomore season,” said. “I have progressed very well.”
He sure has―Becker put on about 40 pounds of weight and muscle during the off-season, and he now stands at 6’3” and weighs 195 pounds. He is projected to get even taller, as well.
Turn on his film and you can see his physical transformation from June 2018 to June of this year. The video also shows that Becker is a tall, mobile QB with good footwork who can make big things happen―he can accurately fire at his targets on long and short passes, and he has the speed to rack up yardage when running.
The 2022 athlete will be playing for the senior squad for Millard West this upcoming season, and he intends to be a team player.
“I will contribute in whatever way I can, even if it means backing up a senior for this season,” he said. “I will do whatever I can to try to make the team better.”
Currently, Becker has been working on his speed and strength. “I work my tail off every day,” he noted.
In addition to being picked for the Freshman450, Becker also earned a place on Youth1’s Elite101 rankings along with a number of national accolades. Last season, Youth1 profiled him as a top QB prospect that chronicled his past success on the field.
Becker credits his quarterback coach, William Sadowski, for helping him make the jump from middle school to high school football.
“[He] has been one of my biggest inspirations because he’s a guy that has really humbled me over the past year that I’ve been here, and he always reminds to me to keep working and grinding,” he noted. “He reminds me to never give up.”
Becker is a three-sport player, playing basketball and baseball. He is laser-focused focused on making it to a top-tier school on account of his talents.
“My ultimate goal is to earn a college football or baseball scholarship someday,” he wrote for his Youth1 profile.
He added, “A long-term goal of mine that I have is to get myself into a position where I will be able to play Division 1 football at a school that is a good fit for me academically [he had a 3.75 GPA last year] and system-wise.”
With his physical transformation and talent, this young man is ready to take a big next step.
As for the 2019 season, “My main focus for these past few months was just working to try and get on the field as a sophomore,” he said.
Check out his Youth1 Media Profile -> here.
View his highlights below.
Article written by Tom Warnick.
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