ROSEVILLE– With this recruiting profile, we take a look at a two-way player NFN 2021 prospect Aidan Kingsbury who plays offensive tackle and defensive line for Concordia Academy. We chatted with Kingsbury about his season with the Beacons, his recruiting…
ROSEVILLE– With this recruiting profile, we take a look at a two-way player NFN 2021 prospect Aidan Kingsbury who plays offensive tackle and defensive line for Concordia Academy. We chatted with Kingsbury about his season with the Beacons, his recruiting interest, and much more.
Get to Know Aidan Kingsbury
Kingsbury is a 6’5 275-pound offensive tackle for the Concordia Academy Beacons. He’s been playing football since the third grade. He has quick feet despite his size. That helps him on both sides of the ball, while pass blocking on offense and to “outmaneuver” defensive linemen while pass rushing. Kingsbury also gave the Beacons a big fullback this season, as Kingsbury racked up four touchdowns on the year in their red zone “ground and pound” situations.
Favorite Parts About Offensive Tackle/Defensive Line
As far as an offensive tackle, Aidan loves how you are pitted directly with the man across from you as there is no running away from your guy you will be defending all night. Also, Kingsbury said the ability to hit anyone in the open field when you are not looking for the ball carrier is another favorite of his on the ole offensive line.
Kingsbury has his eye all over Princeton University in New Jersey. He went out there this fall for a visit to the Ivy League program, and he’s been in good contact with their coaches. He likes Princeton as they appeal to his academic and athletic aspirations. He also plans to attend their football camp this summer. Another interesting fact about Kingsbury, he’s not only the top squatter for the Beacons football team, but he also is a scholar and has the highest GPA in the school. Princeton has one current Minnesotan on their offensive line too, and that’s Class of 2019’s Nick Basten from East Ridge High School in Woodbury.
Improvements Made by Kingsbury
Kingsbury admits that when he was younger he didn’t spend much time in the weight room and when he did, he didn’t take things all that seriously. That all changed his sophomore year at Concordia Academy where he now “lives in the weight room” from sophomore year to the present. Kingsbury has seen a dramatic change in his overall strength and he looks to improve that strength even stronger going into next season for the Beacons.
Kingsbury has three key mentors that got him going in the game of football. He credits his father who taught him how to work hard and coached him growing up, which instilled his love for the game at a young age. He also wanted to thank his coaches at the Concordia Academy who taught him proper technique on the offensive line and defensive line as well as pushed him hard during practice and in games. He also credits his current teammate and lifting partner Bennet Abebayehu. Abebayehu has been key to Kingsbury’s success as they are always competing against each other in the weight room and their competitive spirit fuels their greatness in the weight room, on the field, and in the classroom as well.
Learning from the Season
Kingsbury this year learned how to be a leader on the field better than ever. He told Northstar Football News “I am normally a reserved person on the field, and not very vocal with others. But this year, my coaches told me that because my teammates looked up to me,” Kingsbury told us about his change in leadership. He was a leader that his team needed. Last year focused on mainly the linemen, but he’s looking to lead all of us teammates in the Beacons 2020 season.
Check out Aidan’s Hudl profile here as he may be what your program is looking for with his ability to dominate defensive linemen.