Player Spotlight: Kevin Yost

Here is a Q & A with Arizona's top junior QB prospect Kevin Yost from Mt. Ridge HS (Glendale, AZ). What were your stats/honors from last season?

Kevin Yost: "1500 yards passing, 15 TDs, 2nd Team All Region QB, Northwest Region Player of the Week (10/1/06) and Mountain Ridge Offensive Co-MVP 2006."


What is your official height and weight?

"6-2 190lbs."


What is your greatest football memory?

"Winning the last game of the 2006 season over North Canyon for the Region Championship last year."


What are your goals for the upcoming season?

"To win our Region, then go as far into the playoffs as possible."


How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?

"I have been working with a local QB coach almost every weekend.  I attended the Steve Clarkson Air 7 QB Camps in March.  I'm planning on attending the USC, UCLA and the ASU camps this summer."


What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?

"I have been working hard on overall mechanics.  I would like to improve every aspect of my game."


Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?

"Taniela Nuitei (center) and Jeff Locke (kicker/WR)."


Name one teammate you really respect and why?

"Jon Ott, he is an excellent athlete who works very hard."


What are your goals regarding playing football in college?

"To be starting QB at the Division I level."


Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?

"I have received some interest letters." 


Would you consider staying in state to play in college?



What would your top 5 college choices be?

"USC, ASU, Nebraska, Florida State, UCLA."


Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?

"Glenn Love (Hamilton HS safety that signed with UCLA), he shutdown his half of the field."


Name one opponent who you really respect and why?

"Sunnyside.  Every year they put together a tough team."


What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?

"190 lb bench, 300 lb squat, 4.8 forty."


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

"Very coachable, young leader."


What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?

"I am highly competitive and do not like to lose.  Sometimes I expect too much from myself to make the big play, every play."


Who is your favorite athlete and why?

"Chad Johnson, he brings something new to the game every week."


What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

"Character in a person is defined by how well they will respond under adversity."


Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?

"We have a lot of returning players and I believe we can make a serious playoff run."


What can a college program expect from you as a player?

"A highly competitive player who is very coachable."


What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score?

"3.0, have not taken SAT or ACT yet."


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

"Academics and football program." would like to thank Kevin for his time. We look forward to watching him grow as a player over the next few years. Anyone wishing to contact Kevin or recommend a player for an interview may email

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