Akise Teague can still run a 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds.
"I haven't lost any speed at all," said the Ursuline High School product.
His strength has remained consistent.
"I've been squatting a lot and can bench over 285 pounds," said Teague, the 2010 recipient of the Ohio Mr. Football award.
Teague has changed in many ways, though. His eye-popping statistics and five-touchdown performance in the Fighting Irish's 51-21 win over Coldwater in the 2010 Division V state championship, their third-straight, were recently overshadowed by an arrest.
The Youngstown native was charged with burglary and unlawful entry on Jan 22, 2012 in a University of Cincinnati residence hall while Teague was a member of the Bearcats football team.
He was suspended indefinitely and removed from the program.
"I got my morals straight and I got my life right," said Teague, who remained in Cincinnati for the past year. "I definitely got stronger mentally and physically - point blank. It was great time off that gave me a chance to reevaluate my life.
"I had to stick to my beliefs, keep working out and be ready for another chance."
That second chance came this summer when Teague was offered a spot on the football team at Iowa Western - a junior college in Council Bluffs.
"It's a nice school," Teague said. "It's actually pretty big for a JC. I'm really happy here and I think it is the perfect step. I'm just ready to do what I feel like I was born to do. This is a great opportunity."
A friend, Antwan Gilbert of Trotwood, transferred to Iowa Western from Grand Rapids Community College and suggested Teague give it a look, too.
Teague expects Gilbert, also a running back, and himself to compete for the top spots in the backfield.
"We're staying competitive," said Teague, a 5-foot-8, 190-pound bruiser. "We're just trying to win. It's a team aspect, not so much against each other."
And that's what blew him away when he first stepped on campus. The Reivers went 12-0 in 2012 and won the National Junior College Athletic Association title in just their fourth season of existence.
"As you as you walked in here you could tell that this environment was a lot different than some other schools," Teague said. "Walking in as a new guy, I immediately saw that they were serious about winning. I definitely feel a part of that winning tradition already. For me to even be chosen to play for this team was a big confidence booster."
At Cincinnati, he appeared in just two games and rushed eight times for 42 yards and one touchdown. He turned down offers from Big 10 schools, including Nebraska and Penn State, because of the promise of early playing time with the Bearcats.
In his senior year at Ursuline, Teague rushed for more than 2,300 rushing yards and 4,000 all-purpose yards. He broke a school record with 48 touchdowns in a single season.
Teague was second on the Irish all-time rushing list, behind former Youngstown State player, Allen Jones.
"We have a lot of people from different states here," Teague said, "but they knew who I was and what I did in high school, especially the linebackers. It hyped them up coming in to camp.
"I kind of do have a target on my back. I wouldn't have it any other way."
After just one year, Teague is eligible to transfer to a Division I program, if the chance arises.
"Hopefully I'll ball out this year," he said. "Not hopefully, I'm looking forward to balling out so I can go to a D-I school, for sure."
Iowa Western opened its training camp on Aug. 1, but Teague has been taking online classes even before he moved to Council Bluffs in June.
"It feels great even to just be back in meetings," he said. "It feels so nice to be able to learn more about football and study a playbook.
"Everything is good right now."
The Reivers are coached by Scott Strohmeier and open the season on Aug. 24 against Trinity Valley (Tx.).