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Athlete Spotlight #3 Ariel Natale

WSO Athlete Spotlight

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It was a pleasure to meet Ariel Natale a hybrid LB/DB who currently plays for the Milano Rhinos in Italy. I often talk about the 3Ps (Passion Pride Purpose) and in this conversation you can see that Ariel keeps the 3Ps in mind every day. It is not often you find players who are so committed to doing everything it takes no matter the pain and sacrifice. Ariel is willing to be that guy for his team and any program that is willing to take a chance on him.

Growing up in a soccer-dominated country Ariel for sure did not follow the trend of falling in love with soccer. Once he discovered American Football it was love at first sight. Ariel possesses so much passion for the game it is truly great to see. Already one of the top players in his country at a young age now he is ready to take the next step and go to the USA to continue his sports and education.

Be sure to keep your eyes out for this young LB because he is ready to run through a brick wall for his team and to achieve his goals by making it to the USA and becoming the best possible player he can be.


What is your favorite food?

AN: Pizza

What is your favorite music?

AN: rap

Why is it essential for you to go play in the USA?

AN: It's always been my dream to play college football in the US. Since I was just a child I work every single day of my life to achieve my goal.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

AN: After a great college football career, I see myself working in a great finance company or on my own as a financial advisor/ money manager

What goals do you have for the upcoming offseason?

AN: Being the best player on the field at all times

What do you like most about American Football and what has the game taught you?

AN: Everything, every single side of the way I am today is thanks to football. I'm just grateful I started playing this sport when I was 6 because it became my lifestyle and my way of being.


2022 Season In Review


What is your college recruiting process like?


Recruiting Pain Points


The main goal is to get to the USA


2023 Main Goals


Message to Recruiters


Full Video


Athlete Spotlight Series

Thank our special guest Ariel Natale for sharing and taking the time to do an interview. This series was created to provide more exposure for international athletes who all dream of playing professional sports someday. Even though the journey is different many international athletes have this dream of playing in the USA.

International athletes have a special drive when it comes to playing sports abroad or sports that many in their countries are not accustomed to. We hope that more people will be able to see these blogs so they can support these athletes and help them fulfill their dreams.

We hope you enjoyed this interview and we here at WSO look forward to sharing more insights about athletes & coaches throughout 2023. If you would like to get involved or nominate an athlete please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for you!!!

Be sure to follow along for more athlete stories and recruiting news.



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