Introducing: Weston Barlow

Introducing: Weston Barlow

Q & A with star Queen Creek (Ariz.) High running back

Scout.com: What were your stats/honors from last season?
Weston Barlow
:  "2,335 rushing yards  (2nd in Arizona, according to Maxpreps), Division 3 First Team Offensive Back, Scout.com 2013 All-D3 Team, Arizona Football Coaches Association All-State Div 3 Team, AZ Central All-State Second Team Running Back, East Valley Tribune 2013 All-Tribune Football Team  (All Divisions), Team was 11-3 and lost to Scottsdale Saguaro in the Division 3 State Championship."

What is your official height and weight? 
"5-9, 185 lbs."

What is your greatest football memory? 
"Getting the first down to end the semifinal game in our 2013 season."

What are your goals for the upcoming season? 
"Win State Championship & get a scholarship."

How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?  
"Weight room 2 times a day.  Track (sprints).  BYU invited me to Elite Camp, I also plan to attend NAU, SUU, Utah, Boise State and will consider attending any other camps of schools showing interest. " 

What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? 
"Strength and size."  

What area would you like to keep improving on?
"Speed, strength and agility."

Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for? 
"Skyler Bollman, Nate NeVille, Bryce Dobbs, Xavier McGuire and Keaton Pilimai."

Name one teammate you really respect and why? 
"Bryce Dobbs, because he's confident but humble and has a great work ethic."

What are your goals regarding playing football in college? 
"Get a full ride scholarship to a college where I can play and earn a degree."

Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet? 
"Schools that have reached out so far include BYU, NAU, Navy, and Colorado School of Mines."

What would your top 5 college choices be? 
"BYU, Utah, Boise, ASU and UofA."

Who is the best player you ever played against? Why? 
"Christian Kirk, he seems very blessed and devoted to the game."

Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
"Paul Lucas, because I ran track against him for years and he's an amazing athlete and stays humble." 

What other sports do you play?  
"Track."

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

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player? 
"Hard working, driven, dedicated and "Team First."

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player? 
"Strengths - Speed, vision and work ethic.  Weaknesses – size (height)." 

Who is your favorite athlete and why? 
"Eric Weddle & Wes Welker because they were both told they were undersized and now play in the NFL."

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 
"Keep balance in my life."

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

What position do you think you will play in college? 
"RB or DB."

What can a college program expect from you as a player? 
"Dedication, passion, focus on field and in the classroom."

What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score? 
"3.4 GPA and I am scheduled to take ACT in April."

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

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