The D Zone

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Feature Interview / Story with: Divine Child 2018 QB Theo Day

Divine Child 2018 QB Theo Day started as a Sophomore for Detroit Catholic Central, leading the Shamrocks to an upset over Muskegon in week 1, a few weeks later he was beat out of the starting spot by Freshman, Austin Brown.  Day enrolled at Divine Child later in 2015 and it paid off big time as Theo Day has done an incredible job at the D3/4 school - Divine Child of the AA division.  We caught up with Day at the Legacy 7on7 League, just days after he committed to Michigan State University.

"Ever since I visited there last spring and kept on visiting, which helped my decision," said Day on why he committed to Michigan State. "Coach Dantonio is a great guy and I have a great relationship with all of their staff. so I just felt it was right."

One of the major things Theo Day was looking for in a school was their coaching staff and Day really liked what Spartans coaches have been able to do in terms of maximizing their athletes as what specifically stood out about what MSU has to offer, "Michigan State runs the pro-style system and they prepare the guys for the NFL so that's obviously where every kid wants to be."

As for how Michigan State sees Day in their program after major quarterback struggles in 2016, Day added, "they just need another great quarterback there."

Theo Day expanded how things have gone at Divine Child as their enrollment aligned with D3 this year and they made a run through the Division 3 playoffs before falling to the eventual state champions, Orchard Lake Saint Mary's.  Day expanded on his experience as a Falcon, "things have been going great, Divine Child runs an offense that really fits me so I throw it 20 times a game.  At CC it was all ground, pound, and a cloud of dust."

Theo Day's teammate and top blocker is Aidan Hutchinson who committed to Michigan State's rivals, Michigan will soon have a different dynamic in their friendship as after this year, they'll be opponents.  Day reflected on the scenario, "we actually grew up playing with one another, I think we played from 6th-8th grade then when I came over to Divine Child he was there too. We're really good friends, we've grown our relationship since I've gotten to DC and he's supported me and I've supported him as well."

As for what Theo Day plans to do now that he has secured his college decision, he replied, "I'm working with Coach Popp who also coaches this 7 on 7 team (Legacy Navy). I've been getting my footwork down and stuff like that.  I have a few camps coming up; the Opening, Under Armour, and Rivals camps.  Then it's all focused on the season, focused on getting as far as we can in the playoffs.  We made it to the semi's last year, I think it was the first time since 85'.  We want to be better than that this year."

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