Introducing Mitch Wehrli
Mitch Wehrli
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 18, 2012
Jason Jewell

Q & A with Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista offensive lineman What were your stats/honors from last season?
Mitch Wehrli:
"2nd Team All Section."

What is your official height and weight?
"6-4, 275."

What is your greatest football memory?
"Winning the State Championship."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"Win another State Championship, 1st Team All State, 1st Team All Section."

How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
"Weight lifting Monday through Friday. Speed and agility training Monday through Thursday and Mixed Martial Arts training."

"Yes, I plan on attending several camps this summer, both in state and out of state."

What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
"Size, speed, and strength. Bigger, faster, stronger."

Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
"Lorenzo Melvin, Jarek Hilgers, Nick Farina, and Matt Young."

Name one teammate you really respect and why?
"Lorenzo Melvin, we have been lifting partners since our sophomore year and he is somebody I can always count on and off the field."

What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
"Play for a Division I school, preferably in the PAC-12."

Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
"Colorado, Utah, Stanford, and San Jose State are schools that have requested information."

Would you consider staying in state to play in college?

What would your top 5 college choices be?
"University of Colorado, University of Utah, Stanford, Arizona State University, and University of Arizona."

Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
"Jaxon Hood, because of his strength and technique."

Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
"Basha High School, good character and good sportsmanship."

What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
"Bench – 325, Squat – 455, Power Clean – 315 40 – 5.15."

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
"Leader, hard worker, smart, dedicated, winner, team player."

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"Strengths – Leader, hard worker, team player, dedicated. Weaknesses – Sometimes my goals are to aggressive."

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"Tim Tebow, because he is a winner on and off of the field and stands by his believes and works extremely hard to achieve his goals."

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"Leadership is ownership."

Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
"Winning another State Championship."

What can a college program expect from you as a player?
"Dedication, hard work, leadership, and the desire to win on and off the field."

What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score?
"GPA – 3.95. SAT – Scheduled to take March 2012."

What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"Coaching philosophy, starting potential, and geographic location."

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