Mounds View QB Adam Weber Talks About Recruitment

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 passing camp 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, as 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.

Weber improved on those numbers this past 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 last summer. He was also 5-1 as a pitcher for the Mustangs as a sophomore and played for the Mounds View basketball team that finished in third place in the Class AAAA Tournament.

What is the latest on the recruitment front?
"I just got done with the Minnesota camp on Monday. I am heading out Sunday for Michigan State. I'll be at their camp Monday and then head back. Then, I'll be at two more camps, at Ohio State and a quick trip to Wisconsin. Hopefully from all those places that I will visit, I'll be able to make a decision by the end of the summer."
You'll be able to make a decision that soon?
"I think that of all the places that I have been recruited. I had it set in my mind to narrow it down to five and ultimately down to one Hopefully, I'll be able to make a decision by the end of the summer."
You mentioned four schools and their camps. What is the fifth school?
"Miami of Ohio. I don't think that I can get out there with my baseball schedule."
How is baseball going?
"It is going really good. Summer ball is a lot of fun."
I know it is early, but how many games have you played?
"Eight. The team I am on, we play a bunch of games. We play 45 games and that is even before playoffs. We play a game a day or even two. A lot of road trips. It takes up a lot of time, so it is hard to hit up camps. That is why is I have seen the two minimum, but I am going to enough that I'll be able to see enough of what I want to see."
How many games have you pitched so far?
"Two. My record is 2-0 and I started both games. My arm is all healed up and it is feeling good to be out there. In fact, I completed the first game of the season the last time I pitched. That was a lot of fun."
Do you have a favorite?
"It is pretty open. Being around the "U" so much, I'm just familiar with all the guys. If I have to go by how well I know the school, I'd say the U. But that is why I am going to these places, so I can get a feel for the campuses, the coaches, the schools and everything like that."
How big is it that your father was a Gopher? Does that weigh into it?
"Not at all. The thing that would weigh into it would be to be able to have my family and friends to come watch me play easily. No, having my dad plays here does not weigh in at all. It will come down to how much I like the school, the coaches and stuff like that. That is why I am making these trips."
You played well in some of the camps and your national rankings has moved up. Do you pay attention to stuff like that?
"Not really. The only thing that matters is who wins the last game of the season and that is the only thing that matters to me right now."
I know that you lost some key players from last year, but have some significant returnees as well for the upcoming season?
"We are going to have to have a lot of people to step up. But, I think that with our team, we have never got to the final stage. It is not there, but we have to set that plateau for our team. I think that everyone has the kind of mind set that we are going to do everything we can to win. Hopefully, If we put enough work in the summer and in the weight room, running plays and doing all the little stuff, hopefully we will be putting ourselves in a position to win that last game."
Have you thought about playing baseball in college?  
"A little bit. I got injured this year and did not get to pitch, so I stopped seeing some people (scouts). Hopefully, we'll see by how the summer goes that if things work out baseball could be an option, but right now I am focusing on football."  

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