Intro: Devon Palomino
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Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 6, 2013
Jason Jewell

Q & A with Glendale (Ariz.) Deer Valley quarterback

FoxSportsNext: What were your stats/honors from last season?
Devon Palomino: "2,353 passing yards, 437 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns."

What is your official height and weight?
"6-4 212."

What is your greatest football memory?
"My first Varsity start and just the feeling of being under the lights and being there with my brother."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"I'm on a 7on7 team, train with my QB coach Dennis Gile, run track, and lift. I'll be at the Nike and Under Armour training camps, then in the summer I'll go to Elite 11 camps."

How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
"I have been training my speed and footwork and would like to keep improving my reads and knowing the play book more in depth."

What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
"I have been training my speed and footwork and would like to keep improving my reads and knowing the play book more in depth."

Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
"Watch for Trey Wright whose a wide receiver, Santana Gonzalez slot receiver and linemen Dustin Griswold."

Name one teammate you really respect and why?
"I really respect Anthony Fund because he is always positive, works hard as anyone in the weight room and never takes plays off."

What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
"Starting and leading my team bowl games or national championship."

Who is currently recruiting you?
"UCLA, Oklahoma State, Arizona, North Dakota State, University of Idaho, NC State."

What would your top 5 college choices be?
"UCLA, Notre Dame, USC, Arizona State, San Diego State."

Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
"I really respect Centennial because they know how to play, aren't afraid to hit and play hard."

What other sports do you play?
"I run track, I do the long and triple jump."

What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
"Bench-250 Squat-365 Power clean- 255 40-4.92."

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
"My coach would say Im a hard working and cerebral player."

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"Strengths- Love the game, student of the game, leader. Weakness- I get upset when I don't meet the expectations I set for myself."

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"Tom Brady, just the way he leads his team, how he comes through in clutch situations and has refined all his fundamentals."

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"Do the things that others aren't willing to do."

Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
"Expect us to come out swinging, redeem ourselves from last year and prove that we are one of the top teams in Arizona."

What can a college program expect from you as a player?
"You can expect a winner and a hard worker."

What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score?
"GPA-3.45, SAT- 1400."

What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"Location, coaches and academics."

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