Focus '06: Mounds View Trio

"I'm really not sure as to which prospect will be the most highly recruited," said Mounds View head coach Jim Galvin in commenting on quarterback Adam Weber, defensive lineman Brandon Hoey, and wide receiver Maurice Turner. "Adam is drawing the most looks right now, but Brandon has the most offers, and recording twelve sacks last year really stands out. Maurice may have the most upside, though, with his ability and bloodlines."

Will Weber Follow in His Father's Footsteps?
The talent level in Minnesota in 2005 is very strong ranging from Cretin Derham offensive tackle Matt Carufel to Breck tight end Jordan McMichael to the trio featured at Mounds View high school.

The signal caller at Mounds View, Adam Weber, is the top quarterback prospect in the state this fall. He has already drawn an early offer from the Minnesota Gophers.

"He has very good arm strength that is shown with the amount of flat and deep routes we run," said head coach Jim Galvin. "He has a tight spiral on his passes, and he can throw running to the right or left with precision. That is mainly due because of how effective he is in play action. He is just a great overall athlete."

Adam has also received interest from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Stanford, Oregon, and Nebraska among others. His father, Bob, is a former Gopher defensive back, himself, in addition to returning punts and kicks.

"Adam has been on Minnesota's campus many times, and knows their coaches very well. They offered him last summer at their camp before his junior season, and obviously, there is high interest there with his father having played there. Still, I know Brandon and he took an unofficial visit down to Nebraska recently, and Adam plans to camp at Iowa this summer. He will keep an open mind," said Galvin.

As a junior, Adam threw for 1344 yards, 12 touchdowns, and two interceptions in completing 81 of 158 pass attempts. He also rushed for 186 yards and six touchdowns on 61 attempts.

Hoey Experiences Great Success as a Defensive End
Looking at Brandon Hoey's size, alone, at 6'5 feet inches and 265 pounds, you may envision a future defensive tackle or offensive lineman.

When watching his film, though, it is hard not to take notice in how he was able to record 12 sacks at defensive end, and just his overall tenacity.

"He has a great motor, and he doesn't take any plays off," said head coach Jim Galvin. "If he does get high, he is still able to disengage from the block and get after it. He has great lateral quickness, and a frame that will allow you to put enough pounds on him to play him either inside or outside."

Hoey has already received offers from Minnesota and Wisconsin, and is receiving strong interest from the likes of Arkansas, Michigan State, Nebraska, and Iowa State.

"Brandon has a great frame, and will easily holds three hundred pounds in high school," added Galvin. "It will be up to the type of defensive scheme schools use in whether he plays inside or outside, but he is a defensive player with his mindset and just how he gets after it."

As a junior, tallied 45 tackles, 12 sacks, and 14 hurries.

Turner Hopes to Follow Father's Path to the NFL
While Weber holds down the spot as the top quarterback in Minnesota, it is no question that Turner is held in the same regard at wide receiver.

"Maurice really has the ability to go up and get the ball in the air," said head coach Jim Galvin. "He isn't a burner or even the quickest, but has deceptive speed and he is a long strider. Everytime we threw a flat pattern to him, he made the first tackler miss. He is really a physical presence at the position."

You can't argue with Maurice Turner, Jr.'s bloodlines in knowing his father spent six seasons in the NFL as a running back, including having played for the Minnesota Vikings. That has even helped draw interest from some programs.

"I know Maurice's father knows one of the coaches down at Arizona State, and they have shown an active interest. He recently visited Iowa State, and I know he liked it down there very much. He also received a lot of interest from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan State," stated Galvin.

As a junior, caught 40 receptions for 581 yards and seven touchdowns.


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