Player Spotlight: Joe Allen

Interview with Elk Grove standout runningback Joe Allen

Last season, Elk Grove RB Joe Allen broke on to the scene with a very good junior season. Look for him to improve on his numbers and be one of the more heavily recruited players in California.

 

PrepCa.com: What were your stats from last season?

Joe: My stats from last year were 168 carries for 1103 yards with 8 catches for 120 yards and 2TDs.

 

PrepCa.com: What is your greatest football memory?

Joe: My greatest football moment was when we played Vacaville in the first round of the playoffs on my birthday and I scored the game winning two point conversion with no time left.

 

PrepCa.com: What are your goals for this upcoming season?

Joe: My goals for the next up coming season are to go to Nike camp in Oregon and run a 4.5 40 and bench 185 20 times and I plan on rushing for 1800 yards and 20 TDs.

 

PrepCa.com: What are you doing to prepare for next season?

Joe: I prepare by staying and living in the weight room 5 times a week and training with a personal trainer.

 

PrepCa.com: What part of your game are you really trying to improve on?

Joe: I have really worked on my hands to get them softer so I can be more of a threat out of the backfield.

 

PrepCa.com: Which teammates should we all watch out for next season?

Joe: Ryan Coulson, Jeff Jackson, Kenny Wiggins and Andrew Gardner are teammates you need to look out for.

 

PrepCa.com: Which teammate do you respect the most and why?

Joe: Jackson because he is such a hard worker and yet he is really good and never speaks a word about himself.

 

PrepCa.com: What are your goals as far as playing in college?

Joe: I want to start right away in college at the school I attend.

 

PrepCa.com: Who is currently recruiting you any early offers yet?

Joe: Arizona, Hawaii, Alabama, Boston College, Texas A&M, Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona State but no offers yet.

 

PrepCa.com: Would you consider playing instate to play?

Joe: Yes I think I would play in state if Fresno State offered me.

 

PrepCa.com: Which opponent do you respect the most?

Joe: Evan Williams from Vacaville he is just such a great athlete with great speed and vision.

 

PrepCa.com: Which other high school program do you respect the most?

Joe: I respect Granite Bay because of their winning program.

 

PrepCa.com: Do you play any other sports?

Joe: I run track.

 

PrepCa.com: What are your max lifts in the bench, squat and 40 yard dash?

Joe: My max bench is 275 my squat max is 400 and my 40 yard is 4.54.

 

PrepCa.com: How would your coach describe you as a player?

Joe: Coach would say I was a hard runner who finds an extra gear as I get to sidelines.

 

PrepCa.com: Who is your favorite professional athlete in any sport?

Joe: Allen Iverson because even though people hate him he always proves them wrong.

 

PrepCa.com: What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten?

Joe: Live life to the best of your ability by couple of teachers.

 

PrepCa.com: What can we expect from your team next season?

Joe: I expect that our team can go all the way with a loss or if we get that because we have a great team coming back.

 

PrepCa.com: What position do you think you will play in college?

Joe: I will play running back in college.

 

PrepCa.com: Who has been the most influential person in your life?

Joe: My mom she is just the flat out best, I love her to death.

 

The staff at PrepCA would like to thank Joe for his time. Anyone wishing to contact Joe, please email mike@24-7football.com.

 


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