2028’s Kaden Polihonki is striving to one day become a Michigan State Spartan | Youth1

2028’s Kaden Polihonki is striving to one day become a Michigan State Spartan

Kaden Polihonki is one of the best players from the Eaton Rapids, MI area in the Class of 2028. 


The 4-foot-9, 84-pound Polihonki, who attends Eaton Rapids Public School, is a dynamic player that works as a wide receiver, running back, and cornerback. 


Polihonki has previously attended the Michigan State youth football camp. 

Last season, Polihonki finished with over 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards. 

No matter the opponent, every game Polihonki is determined to give it his all. 


Polihonki is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Polehonki steps between the lines.


“My mindset is that I want to be the fastest and strongest at my position,” Polihonki said. 


Polihonki has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the field. Polihonki tells why he enjoys the game of football so much. 


“I like the competitiveness of playing,” Polihonki said. “It measures all the hard work I do and put into the sport.”


Polihonki has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life. 


“Playing has taught me that nothing is given,” Polihonki said. “You have to earn everything in life.”


Polihonki shares his favorite memories of playing football.


“When I mossed 2 defenders in a game and scored a touchdown,” Polihonki said. “All the hard work I did in the offseason showed on that play.”


Polihonki takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Polihonki makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“I demonstrate leadership by showing support to my teammates when they make good plays and also when they mess up,” Polihonki said. “The best advice I give is to keep trying your hardest.”


Polihonki is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“My coaches don’t like show boating and tell us to just do our job,” Polihonki said. “The best advice I’ve gotten is to accomplish the small thing and those will lead to big things.”


Polihonki patterns his mentality after this standout.  

“I look up to Tyreek Hill. He is not the biggest but he is always one of the best,” Polihonki said. “That is how I see myself. I am never the biggest but everyone will know me after the game.”

Polihonki lists math as his favorite subject in school. 


“It makes you think through the problem and get to the solution,” Polihonki said. 


Polihonki explains his collegiate aspirations. 


“My top college choice is Michigan State University,” Polihonki said. 

Polihonki maintains a rigorous schedule to stay sharp.

“My dad takes me to the gym and we work on strengthening my legs and core,” Polihonki said. “Also I just started going to a new gym and get personal training at Human

Performance Institute in Dewitt, MI.”

Polihonki is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“I want to be one of the top players in the state of Michigan,” Polihonki said. 


Polihonki describes what he believes separates himself from the pack. 

“It’s part skill and my work ethic,” Polihonki said. “I put in a lot all year.”


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