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.
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."
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."
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
"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
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
"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."
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."
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