Our next spotlight comes from St. Boneventure WR/DB Adam Liranzo. Adam is a real force in the secondary and with his size and speed, he will surely get some attention from schools across the country. Here's what he had to say.
PrepCa.com: What were your official stats from last season?
Adam: My stats from last season were, 46 tackles, 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 9 pass brake ups and 1 tackle for a loss.
PrepCa.com: What is your official height, weight, bench, squat, clean and 40?
Adam: I am 6'4, 205 lbs, bench 255, squat 355, clean 275 and 4.4 in the 40.
PrepCa.com: Who is currently recruiting you? Any early offers yet?
Adam: I'm being talked to by Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, Oregon State and Washington State….I've talked to several schools but no offers yet.
PrepCa.com: What is your greatest football memory?
Adam: My greatest football memory took place last year after the championship game. I was standing on the field looking around after the game was over just soaking everything up and just being overwhelmed with happiness. That is definitely my greatest football memory to work so hard for the whole football season and to end as a champion is a great feeling!
PrepCa.com: What are you doing to prepare for next season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
Adam: So far this year we are lifting three to four days a week in the morning and also doing speed training on the field after school. I have not fully decided which camps I will be attending this year but my top three are the Michigan camp, USC camp, and the Notre Dame.
PrepCa.com: What are your goals for this upcoming season?
Adam: Our team goals this year are to win game 14, go undefeated, play the perfect game and have great practices. My personal goals are to be an All-American, rewrite the record books, and be able to pick the college I want to go to.
PrepCa.com: What is your strength as a football player?
Adam: My biggest strengths as a player is my height, speed, and desire to compete and win.
PrepCa.com: What is your weakness as a football player?
Adam: My biggest weakness is my knowledge of the defensive side of football. Having played offense my whole life until my sophomore year, I made the transition to corner and have been learning ever since. I am currently working after track practice with my coach going over defensive plays and schemes to help build my knowledge.
PrepCa.com: Who are some teammates that people need to watch for?
Adam: Some people on my team that people should watch out for are Dwight Roberson, Mike Williams, Ricky Garcia, Doug Chavez, Mike Young, Kyle Maddux, Glen Wakam, Matt Evans, Trevor Lyne, Jon Enoch, and Mike Lee.
PrepCa.com: What teammate do you really respect the most and why?
Adam: The teammates that I really respect the most are Dwight Roberson and Mike Williams. They are always working hard with me and never ever give up. They are always willing to stay after practice and work on things that will help the team. There are many more people on the team who I respect but those are the two off the top of my head.
PrepCa.com: Which program do you respect the most?
Adam: I give all the teams that we play the same amount of respect. We take each game one at a time and treat no team with more or less respect then any other. Anyone can win at any time so we prepare to be that team that comes out on top taking everyone seriously.
PrepCa.com: What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten? Who did you get it from?
Adam: The best piece of advice that I have ever gotten came from my brother and it was to always do the best at everything I do and to never give up.
PrepCa.com: Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
Adam: The most influential person in my life has been my brother. He has been through everything that I am going through. He even went on and played college football so he has a lot more insight to what I want to do. I can always go to him for advice and really anything I need. I can count on him.
PrepCa.com: Who is your favorite professional athlete?
Adam: My favorite retired player would without a doubt be Deion Sanders. My favorite still professional athlete would be Roy Jones Jr.
PrepCa.com: What can we expect from your team this season?
Adam: This season you can expect to see greatness. You can expect a team to play as one, and won't give up. We will play with passion and we will not quite until we win.
PrepCa.com: What are your goals as far as playing football in college?
Adam: My goals for playing in college are to go to a big school and to play fast when I get there. To be thrown in the loop and get some playing time. I would like to earn a scholarship and to do great things.
PrepCa.com: What can you bring to a college program?
Adam: I can bring size that can match up with any receiver, speed to play the routs, and a physical presence in the secondary.
PrepCa.com: What is your favorite thing about the game of football?
Adam: I have three favorite things about the game of football. The top is competing, I love to compete with the man in front of me and win. The next is the feeling you get after winning. The last is looking over during the game and seeing the other teams starters sitting on the bench with their heads down knowing that they have lost and we are victorious.
PrepCa.com would like to thank Adam and coach Mack for helping set this interview up. We wish Adam coach Mack and the rest of their team the best of luck next season. Anyone interested in contacting Adam can email me at email@example.com