Player Spotlight: Adam Uptegrove

Q & A with DT Adam Uptegrove from Red Mountain HS (Mesa, AZ). What were your honors last year?
Adam Uptegrove: "2nd team all-East valley region."
What is your official height and weight?
"6-1 302lbs."
What is your greatest football memory?
"Moving up to varsity as sophomore."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"All state honors and bench 455 lbs."

How are you preparing for the upcoming season?
"Lineman training with coach."

Who are some teammates we should watch out for?
"Our d-line."

Name a teammate you respect and why? 
"Anthony Smith and Kolten Molina."
What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
"To start my sophomore year."

Who is currently recruiting you? 
What would your early top 5 be? 
Who is the best player you ever played against?
"Covaughn Deboskie (Hamilton RB)."
Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
"Glenn Love (Hamilton safety that signed with UCLA)."

What other sports do you play? 
What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
"BP:405lbs, SQ:495lbs, PC:245lbs and 40:5.8."

How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"Strengths: size/strength/speed. Weakness: feet."

Who is your favorite athlete? 
"Jamal Williams he is a big monster DT like me."

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 
"Don't ever quit."
Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
"Undefeated state champs."

What can a college program expect from you as a player?
"High intensity and a hard worker."

What is your GPA and SAT/ACT? 
"SAT/ACT: N/A. GPA: 2.9."

What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"Location." would like to thank Adam for his time. Anyone wishing to contact him or recommend a player for an interview may email

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