Foster City, Calif./King's Academy
A 2012 CalHiSports first-team All-State small schools offensive tackle for King's Academy in Sunnyvale, Calif. (Coach William Gittens), Nate will get an opportunity to see action on either side of the line when joins the Spartans in the fall. As a senior, Velichko (Vah-litch-ko) led his team in tackles with 85 and was credited with three fumble recoveries. He also was his team's Most Valuable Player, a first-team All-Central Coast Section choice and the Ocean League Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Nate is interested in majoring in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training. He is interested in becoming a high school athletic trainer. Since the fifth grade, one of his favorite activities is serving as a performing arts audio-visual technician. During the spring semester, he will be the technician for the King's Academy performance of "Where's Charley?" The native of Redwood City, Calif., was born on May 24, 1995.
Coach Caragher on Nate: "Nate is an outstanding offensive lineman prospect for us. With his height and wingspan, Nate's size alone creates a wider edge for those rushing from the outside. For a big guy, he's very athletic. Finally, and most importantly, he loves football and plays in a physical and aggressive manner. We are excited about what Nate brings to the program and look forward to his continued development."