This past season Brian Slover of West Covina South Hills had a strong junior campaign making second team all- league as a tight end. At 6'3 240 pounds, playing both sides of the ball and long snapping Brian is receiving plenty of D1 attention. Add in the fact that he carries a strong GPA and is one of the top pitchers in southern California (currently 4-0 with an ERA under 1) Brian should have plenty of options regarding college.
PrepCA: What is your favorite thing about playing high school football?
Brian Slover: Being on the field being competitive with friends.
PrepCA: What is your official height and weight?
Brian Slover: 6'3 240.
PrepCA: What is your greatest football memory?
Brian Slover: Last year I striped the ball and ran it for a touchdown. About forty yards.
PrepCA: What does South Hill run defensively?
Brian Slover: We mix it up. We play 4-3, some 3-4 and even a 5-2 sometimes.
PrepCA: What are your personal goals for the upcoming season?
Brian Slover: To get first team All-Valley. This past year I was second team All–Valley tight end.
PrepCA: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer? Have you gone to any combines? How did you do?
Brian Slover: Right now during baseball I can't make it to all those things. But starting this summer I hope to be able to work out harder and make it to all of the additional things.
PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
Brian Slover: My speed. My speed is the number one thing I need to work on. Last time I ran a forty it was in the 4.8-4.9 range.
PrepCA: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Brian Slover: Kevin Mort QB, Marquis Winbush RB. We had a strong junior class.
PrepCA: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
Brian Slover: Fred Glaster. He played linebacker this year. I think they are going to move him to safety next year. He is a humble guy, plays the game, goes about his business and gets the job done.
PrepCA: What are your goals regarding playing football in college? You are having a great year pitching, so do you want to play football or baseball in college?
Brian Slover: Well, first I would like to find if I can play both and then after that just kind of see which does better. Have any schools approached about playing both. UCLA has sent me letters for both baseball and football and so has the University of Arizona.
PrepCA: Who is currently recruiting you for football? Do you have any offers yet? Who is your top 5?
Brian Slover: I've gotten letters from UCLA, UTEP, University of Arizona, Kansas State, Oregon and Fresno State. Just letters no one has offered me yet.
PrepCA: You play both ways in football. Linebacker and tight end at what positions are schools recruiting you?
Brian Slover: I think mostly tight end. I also long snap.
PrepCA: What schools are interested in you for baseball?
Brian Slover: Arizona, Fresno State, UCLA, Long Beach State, South Carolina, Santa Clara, Virginia.
PrepCA: Who is the best player you ever played against?
Brian Slover: I played against Brigham Harwell, he was from Los Altos. That was my sophomore year. He is now at UCLA. Brigham was a big guy who went hard all the time.
PrepCA: What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
Brian Slover: 250 bench, 385 squat.
PrepCA: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Brian Slover: Smart player. Big, physical, good hands.
PrepCA: Who is your favorite pro athlete and why?
Brian Slover: Troy Glaus. I'm an Angels fan. He is a big guy who hits a lot of bombs.
PrepCA: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Who did you receive it from?
Brian Slover: Never quit and keep trying until the end. From my dad and coach.
PrepCA would like to thank the Slover family and the South Hills coaching staff for helping us with this interview.