Player Spotlight: Carlos Palafox

Interview with Turlock RB

Our next interview comes from Turlock HS RB/DB Carlos Palafox. Carlos and Turlock struggled through a 4-6 season but look to rebound with quite a few returning players. Here is what the two way returning all league player had to say…


PrepCA: What were your stats from last season? And honors?
Carlos Palafox:
Stats: 1501 yards on 168 carries and 7 TDs, 12 receptions for 210 yards and 1 TD and 73 tackles Honors: 2004 All-District RB, 2004 All-League RB, 2004 All-League LB and 2004 Team MVP.  

PrepCA: What is your official height and weight?
5'11" 185 lbs.

PrepCA: What is your greatest football memory?
Playing in the playoffs in 2003 against Edison High School.

PrepCA: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
Central California Conference championship and playing at UOP for the Section Championship.

PrepCA: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
I am working on my speed and lifting weights.  I will attend Fresno State Skills Camp, Nike Combine, Cal Combine and Oregon Combine.

PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
Pass Coverage, Knowledge of the game.

PrepCA: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
Frankie Tovar (RB/LB), Chris Ertmod (OL/DL), Zack Baker (OL/DL), Ramal Reed (RB/DB), Keith Pace (RB/CB) and Chris Knapp (OL/DL).

PrepCA: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
James Oliver, nobody works harder and is more serious about the game than him.

PrepCA: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
Play DI football as a Defensive Back. Have a significant role on the team.

PrepCA: Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
Boise State, Fresno State, UC Davis, Army, Northwestern and Sacramento State, I have no offers.

PrepCA: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?

PrepCA: What would your top 5 college choices be?
Fresno State, Boise State, Northwestern, Sac. State and UC Davis.

PrepCA: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
Mike Hurst, Davis High School.  He is tough as nails and is very physical on both sides of the ball.

PrepCA: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
Colin Kaepernick (QB Pitman HS), he puts in the time and hard work to be a great quarterback.

PrepCA: What other sports do you play?
I played basketball and ran track in the past, but now it's all about football.

PrepCA: What are your best lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40?
Bench 255 lbs, squat 415 lbs, power clean 205 lbs and 4.55 40.

PrepCA: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Hard worker never quits, very smart football player on both offense and defense.

PrepCA: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Barry Sanders, his attitude toward football and life sets a great example for everybody.

PrepCA: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Don't waste your talent and always work harder than your opponent.

PrepCA: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
Majority of starters from last season were juniors. If we play to our potential we could challenge for the section championship.

PrepCA: What position do you think you will play in college?
Defensive Back.

PrepCA: What can a college program expect from you as a player?
Hardworker, very dedicated and a team player.


The staff at PrepCA would like to thank Carlos for his time and wish him luck training for the upcoming season. Anyone wanting to contact Carlos may email

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