School Preferences: Miami, Florida, Florida State, LSU, and Maryland
Profile 2003 - Aubrey McPhadden (OT)
Aubrey McPhadden is widely regarded as one of the best lineman in the state of Florida, if not the best. He also is regarded as on of the very top players at any position in the state of Florida. With those kinds of accolades, you are sure to get attention from the top programs in the country. But the attention does not seem to bother him. Aubrey discussed how realized a long time ago that he was going to be a special player. "Every since ninth grade I new I was going to be really popular. I just worked real hard. Ever since then I have been doing real good."
Right now, Aubrey says, "the [recruiting] process is going very well. I have received a lot of letters from different schools." But Aubrey did mention that he does hold one school close to his heart. "I have always liked Florida since I was young," said Aubrey. But right now he is looking at Miami, Florida, Florida State, LSU, and Maryland the hardest. He has offers from Florida and LSU.
Aubrey is working real hard right now to get ready for spring practice and the upcoming football season in the fall. Aubrey mentioned that, "Right now I am just weight lifting and running a little bit every day." He also knew that he needed to do anything and everything possible to get himself in position to go to a Division 1 football program. That is why he will be, "playing basketball next season. That will be my first year playing organized hoops," said Aubrey. "I am doing it to stay in shape, to keep my feet going and moving, to get faster and quicker."
When asked about what Aubrey thought about the team Andrew Jackson High School has coming back for next season he replied, "this team is a family, just a big family and everyone works hard. We should have a pretty good team. They help me get better."
Aubrey thinks that his strongest attribute as a player is his ability to run block. While he does know that his pass blocking needs improvement, he does not think that is his biggest weakness. "I am going to work on pass blocking during the summer. But I need to improve my quickness."
All in all, Aubrey is very
excited about this upcoming season and right now he can't wait until May
1st when Spring Practice starts. Andrew Jackson will be playing
Jacksonville Ed White and Jacksonville Lee in a Spring Jamboree.