Carson Pielock is one of the best players from the Orlando, FL area in the Class of 2022.
The 5-foot-11,150-pound Pielock, who attends Lake Nona High School, is a versatile player that works as a wide receiver, running back and defensive back.
Pielock has played for the Lake Nona Jr Lions during his outstanding youth football career.
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Pielock has earned plenty of recognition, such as participating in the 2018 Youth Pro Bowl.
Pielock is humbled by the recognition and the opportunity to compete against the best of the best.
“It means that teamwork and hard work pays off,” Pielock said. “It was an awesome experience. The competition showed that there is always someone bigger, faster and stronger. So never stop working.”
No matter the opponent, on each snap Pielock is determined to give it his all.
Pielock is going all out.
The motor is always at full throttle whenever Pielock steps between the lines.
“My mindset is that I own the ball and I will get it,” Pielock said.
Pielock has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the gridiron. Pielock tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.
“I love that all the work that you put in pays off on the field,” Pielock said.
Pielock has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.
The main one is applying perspective to all situations.
“Football has taught me lessons on the field can be translated to life,” Pielock said. “If you put your mind to it, there’s nothing you can’t do.”
Pielock recalls his favorite football memory.
“Competing in the AAU national championship game with many teammates that I have played with since I was eight,” Pielock said.
Reginald Warren has been coaching Pielock for two years with the Lake Nona Jr Lions organization.
Warren explains the best parts of Pielock’s game.
“At all positions he played at a very high level. Either side of the field he shut it down on defense. From knocking down or intercepting balls to making big hit and stopping run plays to the outside. He was always in the mix. On offense also, he caught great balls and broke some great runs,” Warren said. “Every position he played he has been coached well but even more is how he applied what he has been taught to be the best at all the positions he plays. He is a player you can depend on to always do the right things.”
Pielock takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Pielock makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.
“I demonstrate being a good teammate by always having everyone’s back,” Pielock said. “I tell my teammates to trust the process.”
Warren raves that Pielock is the consummate teammate that every locker room needs to be successful.
“He leads with his play on the field and his hard work on and off the field and offseason,” Warren said. “He is always prepared to do what is asked of him. He always competes.”
Pielock is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.
“My coaches have helped make me a better player and person,” Pielock said. “They make sure I work hard on and off the field. They tell us that hard work pays off in everything that you do.”
Warren is an advocate of Pielock’s capabilities.
“He made all kinds of great plays,” Warren said. “What I loved is team would test him in the passing game and running to his side and after one or two plays they knew not to try that anymore.”
In addition to making clutch plays, Pielock also has a high level of football IQ as well.
Pielock has excellent football awareness that puts him in position to thrive.
“He has a very high IQ on the field and off. He big on studying his playbook and being ready to play. He takes challenges and crunches them. After our first season with each other I challenged him to work hard in the off season and be ready for whatever I need him to do on the field,” Warren said. “He came back better, faster and dialed in ready. That’s the making of a champion and we won it all and he played a big part.”
Pielock is on the grind to perfect and hone his craft in any way possible.
“He works hard all the time,” Warren said. “He is at every football camp he can get to and puts in the hard work. To be the man you have to beat the man. He wins each battle one play at a time.”
Warren shares why he compares Pielock to this athlete.
“He’s a lot like the Honey Badger,” Warren said. “The way he covers and gets to each play. When I ask for him to lock it down, he locks it down.”
Pielock patterns his style of play after Michael Barulich, who plays for Florida State.
“I look up to him because I see that his hard work is paying off as a student and athlete,” Pielock said.
Pielock is constantly striving for greatness in everything that he does.
“My goals on and off the field are to work hard and believe in myself,” Pielock said. “I want to make my family proud of me in all that I do.”
Before the pros, Pielock dreams of one day becoming the next great Florida State Seminole.
“I want to win more championships than my brother,” Pielock said. “It’s a great school and I love their team.”
Pielock lists history as his favorite subject in school.
“My grandfather was a history teacher, so it might be genetic,” Pielock said.
Warren outlines the next areas of improvement that will take Pielock’s game to the next level.
“All he needs to do is keep doing what he is doing better each day. He has all the tools to be great. But when the balance is just right, watch out because it’s straight beast mode,” Warren said “If he keeps getting bigger and faster, watch out.”
Warren believes the sky is the limit as long as Pielock continues to stay hungry.
“If he keeps working hard playing on Saturday can and will be a reality for him and Sunday will be between him and God,” Warren said.
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