This upcoming season Cactus high school returns talent on both sides of the ball from a team that went 12-2 and was one half away from winning a 4A state championship. One of the keys to the Cobra defense will be the play of DE Anthony Freeman. 24-7 had the chance to chat with Anthony who is looking to return to the state championship game.
24-7: What is your
official height and weight?
Anthony Freeman: Height: 6' 1" Weight: 230
24-7: What is your greatest football memory?
Anthony: Homecoming this past season we were down 29 points at half and came back and won. Its one of the greatest come backs in Cactus history
24-7: What are your personal goals for the upcoming season?
Anthony: To get faster, quicker, and stronger also to be a student of the game.
24-7: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
I'm doing footwork stuff every other day and I'm training really hard. I plan to
attend any camps that are available to me.
24-7: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
Anthony: I have been working on my speed and I would like to keep improving on becoming a student of the game.
24-7: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Anthony: Mike Schmitt LB, Daniel Monarrez DT, Jake Liber DE, Richard Morris RB, Ezra Ricks LB/K and David Pollack DB.
24-7: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
Anthony: I really respect Mike Schmitt because he is a tough player and he won't let you down.
24-7: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
Anthony: To try and make it as far as I can get.
24-7: Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
Anthony: I am receiving letters from UofA and
24-7: Would you consider staying in state to play college?
Anthony: Yes, most definitely I would consider that.
24-7: Who is the best player you ever played against?
Anthony: I would say it is Jordan Lowe (Centennial OL who signed with UofA) because he really brought the comp to the table.
24-7: What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
Anthony: Bench: 345, squat: 530, power clean: 330, 40: 4.6.
24-7: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
player that strives to be great and has determination.
24-7: Who is your favorite pro athlete?
Anthony: I would say Ray Lewis because the intensity and determination he plays with on every play.
24-7: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Who did you receive it from?
Coach Phillips says, "Determination is one of the best keys to success"
24-7: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season? What can you and your team do to make it back to the state championship?
Anthony: You can expect a fast and high powered defense with a high scoring offense. We just need to be a unit of one, and work hard during the off season and have no doubts.
24-7 would like to thank Anthony and his family along with the Cactus coaching staff for helping us put this interview together.