By Emma Caufield
For most seniors, the most nerve-wracking time of year is waiting to hear back from your dream school or choosing between your top two universities.
For senior Dylan Hatajik, this anxious time has come to an end as he has committed to Georgetown University for D1 football. Ever since Hatajik started playing football when he was 11, he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps, who played football in college. Now at 17, that’s exactly what he’s doing.
“I went down to D.C. this summer for the recruiting camp and I was impressed with Georgetown. It is a very prestigious university and I love the campus atmosphere with it being right near downtown D.C.,” said Hatajik.
At the camp, Hatajik caught the eye of the Hoya coaches.
“The coaches were very impressed with my athleticism and continued to follow my progress through this past football season,” said Hatajik.
His friend and teammate senior Sam Highman knows that Hatajik has what it takes to be a Hoya.
“Dylan has the speed you need on long yardage plays to outrun anyone on him,” said Highman.
His current high school varsity football coach Rudy Bagos is excited for Hatajik’s opportunity.
“He always wanted to play D1 football and now it’s a reality. His hard work has paid off and I’m very proud of him,” said Bagos.