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Medina puts in plenty of study time on, off field

Phoenix Medina is a classic example that multi-sport athletes often turn out to be the best choices when colleges come recruiting.

The Cache senior wide receiver/linebacker played football, baseball and wrestled while growing up in Lawton and even though he’s already committed to Seminole Junior College’s baseball program, he’s become a huge part of the Bulldogs’ football team.

Last week against, Elgin it was Medina who hauled in a nice touchdown toss from quarterback Hunter Glenn to send the Bulldogs on their way to a convincing victory over the Owls in the Battle of the Wichitas.

That connection didn’t come without a great deal of work.

“Hunter has worked a great deal on his own and several of us would come up here during the summer and run routes for him,” Medina said. “Our coaches have also worked with him but he’s done a great deal of it on his own.”

And the junior quarterback has improved in another area too, according to one of his prime targets.

“Hunter has also become a good leader,” Medina said. “If you make a mental mistake or something, he’s the first one there to pump you back up. And if you make a good play or score, he’s the first one there to celebrate with you. He’s done a good job for us.”

For Medina, his improvement as a receiver has involved watching plenty of film and games on TV, plus the vigorous practice routine at Cache.

“To me, receiving is an art form of sorts,” he said. “I’ve watched guys like Odell Beckham Jr., and others, watched how they run routes and how they make sure to be where the quarterback expects them to be.”

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