Charlotte Country Day travels to Charlotte Latin for the first round of the NCISSAA playoffs on Friday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Country Day School junior Jonathan Dellinger is ranked as the number one kicker in North Carolina, according to MaxPreps. JD is a weapon most teams would love to have on their sideline. JD is responsible for kickoffs and field goals for the Buccaneers. Of his 39 kickoffs, 26 have been touchbacks. He has missed only one extra point all season while making 13 of his 18 field goal attempts. In this edition of 10 Questions, we learn his longest field goal made, and who is biggest influence is.
1. Do you have any scholarship offers, and if so, have you taken any official visits?
“I don’t have any offers for football, I have been contacted by one school and went visited four camps this summer.”
2. What is the furthest field goal you have made in a game this season?
“57 yards against Latin.”
3. What camps did you visit this summer?
“South Carolina, Duke, Vanderbilt and Virginia.”
4. Do you play any other sports?
“I stopped playing soccer last May but I play lacrosse too.”
5. Any preference on where you want to go to school?
“Somewhere in the Southeast.”
5. What is a practice day for you like?
“Well, I start off by stretching for 20-25 minutes, then i do 25-30 no step field goals from about 35 yards out. Then, I do what I call the gauntlet. I start off from the left hash from 35 yards, then middle and right. I then go back to 40 yards and repeat. I end at 50 yards.”
6. Who has been your biggest influence?
“My special teams coach, coach Larry Rodgers. He is a neurosurgeon, who also played quarterback at Davidson. He is a war veteran who also just released a book.”
7. Gatorade or Powerade?
8. Adidas or Nike?
“I like Adidas cleats but Nike shoes.”
9. Do uniforms play a roll in where you want to attend school?
“No, but that would be a cool bonus.”
10. Who is your favorite basketball team?
Charlotte Country Day travels to Charlotte Latin for the first round of the NCISSAA playoffs on Friday night. The winner will face the winner of Charlotte Christian and Providence Day for the State Championship. You can follow JD on Twitter @JDDell85.