Glenbard East senior safety/wide receiver Javon York contributed on both sides of the ball in the Rams' 21-0 win over West Aurora on Sept. 6. York had a touchdown catch and an interception to help the Rams earn their first shutout since 2006. He has committed to Illinois State to continue his football career as a scholarship athlete. York, the Oak Trust Credit Union Athlete of the Week, spoke with sports reporter Dan Santaromita about the win and the season so far.
What does it mean to be a part of Glenbard East's first shutout since 2006?
It was a crazy experience to be able to shut out a team like that and not being able to do it for such a long time. I'm excited that I was a part of it.
With a 2-1 record it seems you are surpassing outside expectations. Do you feel like you are proving people wrong?
We're definitely proving people wrong. The past few years we've been the bottom feeders of the DVC. I don't think people expected us to come out and get these two wins so early in the season, but we're doing it.
How did your recruiting process work that you picked Illinois State?
I had a lot of good looks. I had Iowa come in, U of I, Vanderbilt really liked me. I went to a couple camps. I went to ISU and they took care of me. I liked the school, I liked the campus and everything. I didn't take any other visits, but I still have another year for that. I'm still being recruited right now. My coaches are still pumping me up. I'm actually going to the NIU game this Saturday. I'm just looking forward to playing ball in college.