Inside Carolina spoke with Ian Firestone, WR for Wilson HS in West Lawn, PA. This was one of the more interesting interviews I have had. You should know that Ian is very bright (3.5 GPA) and mature. He plays basketball (Shooting guard 17 ppg) as well as football.
BP: 285 (lifts all the time)
TDs: 7 (5 more were called back)
KRs: Averages 44 yards per return 1 TD. Teams have learned to kick away from Ian.
Missed part of last year due to a knee injury.
Inside Carolina – What are your current favorite colleges?
Ian Firestone - UNC and Boston College mainly.
Inside Carolina – How many schools have offered you a scholarship?
Ian Firestone – 15
Inside Carolina – I assume both Carolina and Boston College have both offered you a scholarship?
Ian Firestone – Yes, both have offered.
Inside Carolina – You were scheduled to visit Chapel Hill a couple of weeks ago. Did you make it?
Ian Firestone – Yes, I was down there the day after the freshmen reported.
Inside Carolina – What did you think?
Ian Firestone – It was great. Awesome. I had a chance to walk around downtown. I loved the town and the campus. My parents really loved it too.
Inside Carolina – How did you like the stadium and the facilities?
Ian Firestone – I like them a lot as well.
Inside Carolina – Did you meet the staff?
Ian Firestone – Yes, I met the staff and really related to all of them very well.
Inside Carolina – What first attracted you to Carolina?
Ian Firestone – The academics. I'm not one of those guys that wants to go to a football factory. I want to go to a place where a degree means something.
Inside Carolina – What do you plan on majoring in?
Ian Firestone – Business.
Inside Carolina – Who is recruiting you from UNC?
Ian Firestone – The WR coach.
Inside Carolina – Coach Brewer?
Ian Firestone – Yes.
Inside Carolina – What do you like about Boston College?
Ian Firestone – Again, the academics are important to me. I plan on visiting Boston College on September the 1st.
Inside Carolina – Do they have a game that day?
Ian Firestone – Yes.
Inside Carolina – Do your parents have a preference where you go?
Ian Firestone – No. Not really.
Inside Carolina – Do you come from an athletic family?
Ian Firestone – Pretty much. My dad and brother played some football. Nothing major.
Inside Carolina – Did you have a favorite college team growing up?
Ian Firestone – Yes, I liked Notre Dame.
Inside Carolina – They aren't listed as one of your favorites. How come?
Ian Firestone - They gave me a difficult time about not going to camp.
Inside Carolina – Do you have a favorite pro team?
Ian Firestone – I like the Redskins.
Inside Carolina – Is early playing time important to you?
Ian Firestone – It would be nice but I know I could learn a lot playing behind other players.
Inside Carolina – What do you like to hear from recruiters?
Ian Firestone – Just that I will be given a fair shot.
Inside Carolina – What do you mean a fair shot?
Ian Firestone – I have had schools not believe my 40-time.
Inside Carolina – What has been the highlight of your career?
Ian Firestone – Probably when I got my first letter from college.
Inside Carolina – When did that happen?
Ian Firestone –My freshmen year they started me out at QB. The moved me to WR for a game which I hadn't been practicing at and really did not know the plays. That game I caught 6 catches for 106 yards. My HS coach had my game tape in the mail right after that. Wake Forest offered me shortly thereafter.
Inside Carolina – When did you start thinking that you could be a Division-1 player?
Ian Firestone – I'd say in the seventh grade.
Inside Carolina – What are your hobbies outside football and school?
Ian Firestone – I like to hang out and surf the net.
Inside Carolina – Ever visited Insidecarolina.com?
Ian Firestone – No, but I have visited tarheelblue.com and Carolinablue.com
Inside Carolina – What makes you a good receiver?
Ian Firestone – I read defenses well. I know when to break off routes.
Inside Carolina - What advice has your family given you about the recruiting process?
Ian Firestone – Just take your time and evaluate what the coaches are saying. They are going to tell you what they think you want to hear.
Inside Carolina – When did Carolina start recruiting you?
Ian Firestone – Last December
Inside Carolina – What will you be looking for when you watch Carolina play?
Ian Firestone – How they use their wideouts. I don't want to go to a strictly running school although I realize the importance of a good running game.
Inside Carolina – Are you planning to watch the Carolina/Oklahoma game?
Ian Firestone – Yes. I plan on watching it.