Pack Pride's Up Close with DT Alan-Michael Cash

Alan-Michael Cash talks football and other things in our latest update on the talented defensive tackle.

The following is a Q & A session with DT Alan-Michael Cash from Varina High School in Richmond, Va.. Pack Pride will be profiling many of NC State's signees from the class of 2005 over the next several weeks.

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What have you been up to since the end of football season and are you doing anything to get ready for the upcoming football season?

Cash- "I was playing basketball but now I'm lifting weights and running. One week I'll run a mile and the next I'll practice running 40's and 100's."

When do you plan to arrive at NC State?

Cash- "I'm not sure right now."

When it came time to decide on your future college, what was the number one reason you selected NC State?

Cash- "I just got along with everybody and it really felt like family down there."

What was your first impression when you met coach Amato?

Cash- "He was a very cool guy."

During your high school career, what accomplishment are you most proud of?

Cash- "Making the all-metro team. That's a big deal up here."

If you could pattern your game after one NFL player, who would it be?

Cash- "Ray Lewis. We don't play the same position but he's a guy that wants to make every play and he's all over the field."

What is your favorite subject in school?

Cash- "Chemistry"

Who would you consider to be NC State's rival in football?

Cash- "Virginia Tech"

Who is your favorite music artist?

Cash- "Jay-Z"

What is your favorite movie?

Cash- "Scarface"

Did you use the internet at all during the recruiting process and if so, what did you use it for?

Cash- "No"

What do you think you'll need to improve on before you get to NC State?

Cash- "I really need to work on staying low coming off the ball."

If you hadn't selected NC State, who would your next choice have been?

Cash- "Michigan State"

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Cash- "I love playing Playstation. My favorite game is Madden 2005. I like playing as the Vikings."

Is there anything you're good at that might surprise people?

Cash- "I can sing a little bit"

How are you coming with your SAT score?

Cash- "I took it recently and I'm waiting for my score to come back."

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