Moore Haven head coach Michael Minukwu and Markeis Hallback have their team headed to the playoffs to square off against Largo (Fla.) indian Rocks Christian on Friday and Minukwu says that Hallback is making it easier for him to coach.
“He is playing very well,” the coach said of Hallback. “We have him at middle linebacker and our starting running back. Last Friday he had 22 carries for 220 yards and two touchdowns. He is a big part of us wrapping up a playoff spot.
For the season his numbers are a bit reserved because Moore Haven likes to split the load. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t do his share of work.
“We have had a lot of kids carry the load offensively, so his yardage isn’t what it would normally be,” he said. He has about 800 yards rushing on the season.
Off the field, Minukwu says Hallback is as good as it gets.
“He’s a great kid,” Minukwu said. “He enjoys the outdoors. He isn’t loud and is about doing the right things every day.”
On the field Miukwu has him doing everything because he is that great of an athlete. Inn college he will be a running back, but the coach wants to utilize all of the talents of the kid as much as he can right now.
“He’s a gamer,” the coach said. “He is fast, has great size. He’s a game changer. He is the type of kid that can take the game over on both sides of the ball.”
Hallback is getting a lot of interest from schools like Boston College, North Carolina State, Kentucky, Arizona State, and Florida in which he visited for camp in June.
The Florida Gators invited him for camp and after impressing, area recruiter Joker Phillips made sure to let him know that the staff would stay in contact, and they have.
Hallback is one to keep an eye on. Stay tuned to Scout.com for more.