Introducing Sam Ray
Sam Ray
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 26, 2012
Jason Jewell


Q & A with Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial defensive end

Scout.com: What were your stats/honors from last season?
Sam Ray:
"Stats were 20 tackles, 5 sacks, 5 assists, 6 tackles for loss. Honors were Most Improved Player."

What is your official height and weight?
"6-3 205."

What is your greatest football memory?
"Making my first sack on varsity."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"To win state."

How are you preparing for the upcoming season?
"I am working out everyday."

What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
"Speed. Strength and speed."

Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
"Jalen Ortiz and Wes Westbrook."

Name one teammate you really respect and why?
"Wes Westbrook because he has a great attitude and is always willing to help you."

What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
"To go to a D1 school."

Do you have any offers yet?
"No."

Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
"Yes."

What would your top 5 college choices be?
"ASU, NAU, Boise State, Orgen, Cal."

Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
"Connor Brewer because he fought til the end."

Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
"Auston Hillman from Deer Valley, he was a great sport."

What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
"Bench 300, squat 405, power clean 275 and 40 yard dash 4.9."

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
"Hard working."

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"Strengths are hardworking and great attitude. Weakness is size."

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"Larry Fitzgerald and because he never gives up."

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
"Energetic and fast."

What can a college program expect from you as a player?
"I will always work the hardest."

What is your GPA?
"3.0"

What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"Academics."


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