Mounds View QB Adam Weber Talks Recruting

Adam Weber, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior from Arden Hills (MN) Mounds View, is considered one of Minnesota's top quarterback prospects in the Class of 2006. Weber, the son of former Gopher defensive back Bobby Weber, has already received an offer from Minnesota and is getting looks from several other top programs. He is also a standout pitcher who plays basketball for the Mustangs. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Weber at Saturday's spring football game to find the latest on his recruitment.

Adam Weber will be a three-year starter for the Mustangs and he has played on the varsity since he was a freshman. He led Mounds View to a 7-5 mark as a sophomore as the Mustangs advanced to the AAAAA state tournament, where they lost to Hastings in a heartbreaker, 28-27, when they failed to convert a two-point conversion on the last play of the game. Weber rushed 96 times for 442 yards and four touchdowns and passed for 905 yards and six touchdowns.

He improved on those numbers this season as he completed 81 of 158 passes for 1,344 yards with 12 touchdowns and just two interceptions. The Mustangs finished 6-3 and were upset 24-14 by Centennial in the Class 5A, Section 4 first-round playoffs.

Weber attended the four-day Gopher camp this past summer.

Weber was 5-1 as a pitcher for the Mustangs and played for the Mounds View basketball team that finished in third place in the Class AAAA Tournament.

Weber talked to about the latest on his recruitment.

What is the latest on the recruiting front?
"I went down to Nebraska and I liked it. They've got a lot of QBs down there, so I am thinking about going to their camp for a day to check it out. I'll probably go to Notre Dame's camp, Wisconsin's camp and the one-day U of M camp. I think that is almost assured, but I am not exactly sure yet."
How will your travel plans affect your baseball?
"Legion ball has 60 games in 80 days in the summer. That is why I have to make my plans kind of final pretty soon. I have to tell my baseball coaches what is going on. Already, I am going to miss a few games this year, but it is going to be worth it. The more schools that I can look at, the more comfortable I'll be with making my decision. I think that the baseball coaches understand that I have this opportunity and they are not going to be too hard on me that I have to be there all the time. So it is going to be OK"
What is the latest on the offers?
"Just the one. The U of M. That is why I want to see these schools in person. I'm looking at the schools that I want to come down to, like my final schools, then go see them in person and make my decision."
Have you thought about narrowing your list down or is that a little early?
"It is still kind of early. I'm still looking through the mail, seeing who is really interested, who needs a quarterback and everything like that and what would a good situation to go into."
I know that basketball is not your first love, but talk a little about how it was to make the state tournament.
"Anytime you get to play in a state tournament, it's a crazy experience. There are thousands of people there. Big games. Playing there only prepares you for what might come in the future. I had a great time. I don't play that much. But I had a great time being part of the team, hanging out with my friends. Having the season last a little longer. Playing in some big game was a lot of fun."
You guys got third, right?
"It was kind of funny that I played more a little bit more in the third-place game than I ever had the whole entire year. It was kind of fun just being out there and being rewarded for all your work. It was nice."


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