Player Spotlight: Coleman McArthur

Q & A with TE Coleman McArthur from Buckeye HS (Buckeye, AZ).

Scout.com: What were your stats/honors from last season?
Coleman McArthur: "310 yards 3 TDs 27 catches, 3 blocked punts 1 extra point. 2nd team region TE and DE." 

What is your official height and weight?
"H:6-1 W:220." 

What is your greatest football memory?
"Blocking a punt and running it in for a TD to win the game." 

How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
"I am lifting, running and going to a trainer. Hopefully camping at Colorado, BYU and Utah."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"To win state ." 

What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve?
"I need to improve my speed." 

Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
"Tyler Miller MLB/FB, Clint Gladden DE and Dakota Astraus C."

Name one teammate you really respect and why?
"Clint Gladden goes all 110% and is a great leader."

What are your goals as far as playing in college? 
"To get an education."

Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
"No offers but Utah, BYU, Colorado and UNLV are recruiting."

Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
"Yes."

What would your top 5 college choices be?
"NAU, Colorado, BYU, Utah, UNLV."

Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
"Craig Lacey DE from Glendale HS. Strong boy."

Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
"Everson Griffen (Agua Fria HS DE that signed with USC). Strong, fast and super nice." 

What other sports do you play?
"Basketball." 

What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat and 40 yard dash?
"Bench 260, squat 425 and 40- 4.8." 

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
"I know how to get open and have the best hands." 

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"Strengths: Great hands. Weaknesses: Slow." 

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"Todd Heap. He has great hands, is a competitor and a great leader." 

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"Never be satisfied." 

Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
"Killer defense, balanced offense." 

What position do you think you will play in college?
"H-back."

What can a college program expect from you as a player?
"Leadership, hard work and consistency."

What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score?
"GPA is 3.5 (no tests yet)."

What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"Scholarships."

Here are clips of McArthur in action:

Scout.com would like to thank Coleman for his time and wish him luck during the upcoming season. Anyone wishing to contact Coleman or recommend a player for a similar interview, please email jason@24-7football.com



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