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24-7football.com: What were your
stats from last season? Honors?
Luciano Gonzalez: In five games for
24-7: What is your official height and weight?
Luciano: I am 6-0, 218 pounds.
24-7: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Luciano: Help my team to be playoff contenders, rack up at least 150 tackles, rush for 700 yards and get recruited by a school with positive academics and football programs.
24-7: How did you prepare for the upcoming season?
24-7: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
Luciano: My biggest improvement has been in speed. I've went from a 4.90 to a 4.60 40 yard dash on grass. I would like to keep improving quickness and endurance.
24-7: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Luciano: They are all doing well but keep an eye on Jacob Tadeo (RB), Francisco Eribes (OL, DL) and quarterback Talbot Hudson.
24-7: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
Luciano: Playing on a good football program and excel on my knowledge of the game. Of course I want to get a good education.
24-7: Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
Luciano: Right now
24-7: Do you feel you are at a disadvantage recruiting wise by not play in the valley?
Luciano: Yes, the metro areas always get more visibility and recognition.
24-7: What are your best lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40?
Luciano: Right now I'm at 305 pounds in both bench and power clean. My squat is 445 and my 40 is 4.60 on grass.
24-7: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Luciano: My coach describes me as a fast strong "explosive" player with good talent and "untapped potential" as well as a great work ethic.
24-7: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Luciano: Emmitt Smith, He's fast, strong and explosive.
24-7: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Luciano: "Hard work beats talent, if talent doesn't work hard."
24-7: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
Luciano: We can compete at the state level if we execute every play to the best of our ability and play as a team. I don't want to see anything break-up our team brotherhood.
24-7: What position do you think you will play in college?
Luciano: It all depends how I develop in college and what the coaches see in my abilities. Right now I'm dominant at middle linebacker but that can change since I can also play any linebacker position, fullback and punt.
24-7: What can a college program expect from you as a player?
Luciano: A college can expect a focused and dedicated student/athlete with a great work ethic both on and off the field.
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