Player Interview: Covaughn Deboskie

RB Covaughn Deboskie from Hamilton HS (Chandler, AZ) looks to be one of the top recruits in AZ next year. had a Q&A with Covaughn. What were your stats/honors from last season?
Covaughn Deboskie: "150 carries for 1304 yards and 22 touchdowns. 12 catches for 414 yards and 2 touchdowns. 5A-1 all state honorable mention. Personal best times of 10.83 in 100, 21.70 in 200 and 48.08 in 400 as a sophmore."
What is your official height and weight?
"5-11.5 187 lbs."

What is your greatest football memory?
"Was when I helped the team win a state championship for Joe Jackson (Hamilton player that was paralyzed last year)."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"Becoming first team all state & all american and to help build and lead my program so we can win another state championship."

How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer? 
"I am training hard at Ikei performance in Scottsdale and I am running track for my team. I am going to attend the USC Nike camp, and the LA b2g camp."
What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
"I have worked on improving everything; ball control, balance, blocking, 1 step cutting, catching. I believe you can't just be good at one thing, so why not work on everything to be the greatest."
Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
"Anthony "Mississippi" Jones (sophmore LB), Justin Peters (senior QB), Nathan Jefferies (senior RB), Kurt Mangum (Basha senior LB) and) and Caleve Deboskie (my little brother and a sophmore WR). These are all playmakers that should all contribute to the team even though they didnt get a chance to prove it last year."
Name one teammate you really respect and why?
"Justin Peters and Kurt Mangum because no matter what adversity has hit their way, they have chose their paths and they are the hardest working teammates/brothers that I have ever been around my age. Both have the leadership abilities that you can't coach or teach!"
What are your goals regarding playing football in college? 
"I want to major in business and minor in law. Hopefully I can own a chain of businesses (my own clothing line, weight lifting program, clothing store, sports store, food store and Pop Warner team "The Falcons"). Once I get that accomplished hopefully I can become an agent and they can help represent all my businesses."
Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
"UCLA, UofA ,ASU, Cal, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State and Texas. Offer from Navy and ASU."

Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
"Yes I would, but that's not an issue."
What would your top 5 college choices be?
"UCLA, Cal, ASU, Notre Dame and Stanford."
Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
"I would have to say Javon Stevenson from Sunnyside, ever since we were little to my freshman year we were never able to beat his team because of him, but that's all going to change this year if we play."
Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
"Centennial because they won the state championship in 5A-2. They are willing to play the best to be the best, and I see that as a threat and a thank you, because I want to prove to the state that Hamilton is "one" of the best in the country and you have to play the best to be considered the best!"

What other sports do you play?
What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
"Bench 225, squat 425, power clean 280, 40-4.48 electric, shuttle-4.41 hand timed, vertical-37.5 and bench press 185-11 reps"
How do you think Coach Belles would describe you as a player?
"A leader and a heart filled with fire to never stop until were on top."
What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"My strengths are my leadership abilities and my overall work ethic and I would say my weaknesses are I try to be too perfect and I blame every mistake on myself."
Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"Adrian Peterson because I believe we have the same running style and almost the same things have happened to us in our lives."
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"You are destined to shine, but only you can choose your destiny."
Tell us what can we expect from your team this season? 
"A state championship and a new era of "dynasty"."
What can a college program expect from you as a player?
"I'll never give up, only 110% and I will never talk back or disrespect the coach."
What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score?
"4.16 GPA and 1380 on SAT and 9/12 on writing."
What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"Which have the most positives as a whole."

Here are some junior highlights of Deboskie: would like to thank Covaughn for his time and wish him luck in his training for next year. Anyone wishing to talk to Covaughn my email Anyone wanting to suggest a player for a player spotlight, email me at the same address.

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