Introducing Jarek Hilgers
Jarek Hilgers
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 16, 2012
Jason Jewell

Q & A with Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista High running back What were your stats/honors from last season?
Jarek Hilgers:
"57 carries; 622 yards; 10.9 yards per carry."

What is your greatest football memory?
"My greatest memory is winning the state championship against Hamilton."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"My goals for the upcoming season are to have 1500+ yards, and to be an all-state running back."

How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
"I have been working extremely hard in the weight room, and after school when we do out speed and agility work. I also do some supplemental plyometric work at home. I will try to attend a few camp consisting of U of Washington, UCLA, USC, Cal, Stanford, and ASU."

What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
"I have recently been trying to work on my quickness. It is an area I need improvement in, and I'm working very hard to get better at it."

Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
"Some teammates to watch out for are players like Lorenzo Melvin, Mitch Wehrli, Matt Young, Kaleb Germinaro, and Nick Farina."

Name one teammate you really respect and why?
"One teammate i respect is Lorenzo Melvin. He is a strong football player, but he also is a role model for people to follow. He provides the younger players with someone to look up to. He is also a very good leader within the team."

What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
"My goals are to play at a division 1 school, and make an impact on the team."

Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
"I am currently being recruited by U of A, Cal, UCLA, Harvard, Princeton, Oregon, Stanford, Oregon State, and Washington."

What would your top 5 college choices be?
"My top 5 colleges would be Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford, USC, and Nebraska."

What other sports do you play?

What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
"My max in the Bench is 275, 345 in hang cleans, 585 squat, 4.5 40."

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
"I think my coach would describe me as a hard worker, and a dedicated player."

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"My strengths are things like my acceleration and power. I need to work on my quickness."

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"My favorite athlete is Adrian Peterson because he is a hard runner that is fast and powerful."

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?
"This season you can expect our team to win another championship."

What position do you think you will play in college? What can a college program expect from you as a player?
"I think I will play running back in college, and they can expect me to be a hard working football player that is willing to do whatever it takes to play."

What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score?
"GPA-3.7 SAT- scheduled to take it May 5th."

What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"The main factor to choosing a school are thing like location, ability to make an early impact, and academic programs."

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