Introducing: Thomas Turley
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Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 28, 2013
Jason Jewell

Q & A with Tempe (Ariz.) Corona del Sol DE/TE Thomas Turley

FoxSportsNext: What were your stats/honors from last season?
Thomas Turley: "5 sacks, 48 tackles, and 1 TD reception and all-section 3rd team defensive line."

What is your official height and weight?
"6-5 230."

What is your greatest football memory?
"My greatest memory was getting my first sack in a varsity game."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"My goals are to make the all-state team and help my team make the playoffs."

How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
"I am training and weight lifting on a regular basis. And just my team camp."

What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
"I have really worked on improving my speed and strength and am going to continue to do so."

Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
"People are going to want to keep an eye out for Tevin Mayfield, Jake Ridell, Cassius Peat, and George Wright."

Name one teammate you really respect and why?
"I really respect Jake Ridell because he is always giving 100% all the time."

What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
"My goal is to play college football at a D1 school."

Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
"I don't have any one recruiting me at the time being."

Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
"I would definitely stay in state to play in college."

What would your top 5 college choices be?
"My top 5 are Stanford, Arizona State, Washington, Notre Dame, and Ohio State"

Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
"The best player I have ever played against is Casey Tucker because of his size and athleticism."

Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
"I really respect Jalen Brown because he is very humble and never wants to stop getting better."

What other sports do you play?
"I also play basketball and just won the D1 state championship for Corona del Sol."

What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
"305 bench, 385 squat, 265 power clean, and 4.84 40 yd dash."

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
"He would describe me as very coachable."

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"My strengths are that I have great hands. My weakness is my confidence as a player."

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"My favorite athlete is Peyton Manning because he makes everyone else better around him."

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"The best advice I have ever received is work hard at everything you do."

Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
"You can expect us to have an above .500 record and make the playoffs."

What position do you think you will play in college?
"I think I will play TE or DL in college."

What can a college program expect from you as a player?
"A college program can expect me to give my full commitment to the team."

What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score?
"My GPA is 3.5 and my SAT score is a 1660."

What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"My main factors when choosing a school will be the academics of the school and the location."

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