Over the past two seasons Millennium's Aaron Gentry has established himself as one of the most versatile players in the state. Last season, Gentry rushed for over 1,100 yards and caught 22 passes. He hopes next season he can lead his team to another playoff birth.
24-7: What is your favorite thing about playing high school football?
Aaron Gentry: The best thing is playing under the lights and in front of your cheering fans.
24-7: What is your official height and weight?
Aaron Gentry: 5'7 170
24-7: What is your greatest football memory?
Aaron Gentry: Being honored by the Arizona Cardinals as the high school player of the week.
24-7: What are your personal goals for the upcoming season?
Aaron Gentry: My goals are to get bigger, faster, stronger and improve my footwork.
24-7: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
Aaron Gentry: I'm running track to get faster and I will be attending a few camps.
24-7: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
Aaron Gentry: I have really worked hard to improve my speed. I would like to keep improving my size.
24-7: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Aaron Gentry: There are many but a few that come to mind are Tony Lewis DE, Kyle Matuszewski DE, Chad Lewis CB, Dallas Hunter S, Chris Rimer OL, Kirt Brais QB, Dusty Willhite FB and Matt Stanley RB,
24-7: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
Aaron Gentry: Jermmel Galloway. He works hard in the weight room and tries to improve on his football skills everyday.
24-7: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
Aaron Gentry: I would like to play at a division 1 college.
24-7: Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet? Who is your top 5?
Aaron Gentry: I have gotten letters from Colorado State, ASU, New Mexico State, Oregon State, Columbia, Boise State, Princeton, Harvard, Yale and a few others. I would have to say the first five I named are my top five.
24-7: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
Aaron Gentry: Yes.
24-7: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
Aaron Gentry: Richie Brockel. He was in on all the tackles. He never gave up and the man can hit.
24-7: Name one team who you really respect and why?
Aaron Gentry: Greenway they worked hard as a team every play.
24-7: What other sports do you play?
Aaron Gentry: I used to play basketball and I run track.
24-7: What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
Aaron Gentry: Bench: 255, Squat: 360, Power Clean: 230, 40: 4.6.
24-7: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Aaron Gentry: A tweener. I can run the ball but I'm not really a running back and I can catch the ball but I'm not really a wide receiver.
24-7: Who is your favorite pro athlete and why?
Aaron Gentry: Emmit Smith because he worked really hard to be the best.
24-7: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Who did you receive it from?
Aaron Gentry: "Without hard work you are nothing." My dad always told me that. "Work hard as a team and take it one game at a time."
24-7 would like to thank Aaron and Millennium head coach Mark Smith for taking the time to help us with this interview.