Player Spotlight: Sean Creadick

<STRONG>Interview with Camarillo WR</STRONG>

Our next interview comes from WR Sean Creadick from Camarillo HS. The 6'2 190 pound wideout was named 1st Team All Pacific View League and was also named to the All Ventura County Academic Team for his work as a student athlete. Here is what he had to say…

 

PrepCA: What were your stats from last season?
Sean:
I had 44 catches for 620 yards (14.1 yards per catch) and 5 touchdowns.  I also punted and average 40 yards per kick.

PrepCA: What is your official height and weight ?
Sean:
 6'2'', 190 lbs.

PrepCA: What is your greatest football memory?
Sean:
Our first game last season was against a very good Ventura team. We were leading in the 3rd quarter by a score of 14-7.  We were on our own 30 yard line and it was 3rd down and long.  I caught a long pass over the middle on a seam route and outran a pretty fast corner, Tyler Clark, for a 70 yard touchdown.  It put us up 21-7, and we won the game 21-14. It was my first varsity game, and I finished the night with 145 yards.  Ventura was a good team, so that win was definitely a highlight of the season and that touchdown will always stand out in my mind.

PrepCA: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Sean:
My personal goals are to improve my game significantly before and during the season. I think I'm capable of 70 receptions for 1000 yards.  If our team works hard, and improves week after week, we can win a league championship and go deep into the playoffs.  Last year we lost to our cross town rival Rio Mesa in the league championship game. Then we lost a game I feel we should've won to San Luis Obispo in the playoffs. I think we learned some lessons from those losses. This year, I want our team to finish stronger and win those important games. I know we were better than our record.  

PrepCA: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
Sean:
I am watching a lot of film to look for ways to improve.  Currently I am working with Coach John Diaz 2 times a week on my speed, mechanics, agility, vertical jump and quickness.  I lift everyday during 6th period to get stronger.  I am going to attend some combines and summer camps, still deciding on which ones.

PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
Sean:
My speed is something I have been trying to improve upon.  My routes are something I'm especially proud of, and it's a part of my game I'm constantly refining and making better.

PrepCA: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Sean:
Kevin Bork, the other wide out, is going to have a breakout year.  He is the fastest guy in the county in the 100m dash behind Kevin Thomas, who is going to USC to play cornerback.  Bork has great hands and the ability to get open. Our 3 year starting varsity slot receiver, Abe Candelaria, has great speed and quickness and is definitely capable of a stand out season. I think one of our quarterbacks, Eric Arbuckle, is going to have a great season as well.  He can read defenses in an instant and has a cannon to get the ball where he wants it.  He's very strong and a solid QB.     

PrepCA: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
Sean:
Definitely. I know my family would like for me to stay close to home if possible.  My brother is a thrower and on a track scholarship at Kansas State.  Last year at the Big 12 Championships, he broke the school record in the hammer throw and took second place.  None of us were able to be there to see it.

PrepCA: What would your top 5 college choices be?
Sean:
 UCLA, USC, Florida, Washington State and Michigan are some of the schools I am interested in right now.  But I'm open to going any place where I can play that offers the academic programs I want.

PrepCA: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
Sean:
Kevin Thomas of Rio Mesa.  He's tall, fast, and quick.  He was the best corner I played against all year.

PrepCA: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
Sean:
Shawnte Davis of Pacifica.  He was assigned to guard me, and on the first drive I caught a pretty easy TD on him.  But he didn't back down like a lot of other guys do after a play like that.  I had a good 4 inches and 30 pounds on him, but he just played big, pressuring me play after play.  He would come close up and press me, even though he knew I could get off the line.  It was just a great effort.  I admire someone who doesn't quit.

PrepCA: Who is currently recruiting you?  Do you have any offers?
Sean:
I have received letters from about 15 different schools and some invitations to their camps.  

PrepCA: What other sports do you play?
Sean:
I have played basketball, baseball, threw the shot and discus.  But right now I want to pursue football as my main sport.

PrepCA: What are your best lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40?
Sean:
Bench=220, squat=335, hang clean=200, 40 yard dash=4.65.

PrepCA: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Sean:
 My coach would probably describe me as someone who has a strong work ethic, is smart in the classroom and on the field and leads by example.

PrepCA: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Sean:
My brother Ryan Creadick. He has been through some tough times in his athletic career, but he has accomplished so much. He always had dreams of playing baseball in college, but in his sophomore year of high school he was unexpectedly cut.  He was extremely disappointed.  Seeing as how he was a big guy, he went out for track and field to throw the discus and shot.   Ryan didn't know much about throwing, but he turned out to be really good at it. He ended up winning both league and county championships in each event.  His throwing skills earned him a scholarship to Kansas State, where he competes in the Big 12 and holds the school record in the hammer throw. Ryan has always pushed me, taught me to never give up and he is living proof that good things happen if you keep working hard.

PrepCA: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Sean:
If there's something worth doing, it's worth doing right.

PrepCA: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
Sean:
We have strong returners and some great players coming up from JV.  We are working towards a league championship and to make it to at least the second round of playoffs.

PrepCA: What position do you think you will play in college?
Sean:
 Wide Receiver.

PrepCA: What can a college program expect from you as a player?
Sean:
Someone who will always be trying to get better, get the job done in the classroom and never give a coach or teammate an attitude.

 

The staff at PrepCA would like to thank Sean for his time and wish him luck during the upcoming season. Anyone interested in contacting Sean can email jason@24-7football.com.


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