Player Spotlight: C.J. Gable

PrepCa.com chats with the #6 ranked runningback and #22 overall player in the country.

Our next player spotlight comes from Sylmar Senior high school running back CJ Gable.  CJ is one of the top players in the entire country heading into this season.  In fact CJ is ranked as the #6 runningback in the country and the #22 overall player in the top 100. 

 

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

CJ: 180 Carries, 2027 yards, 27 touchdowns, I had 5 picks on defense

 

PrepCa.com: What is your official height, weight, bench, squat, clean and 40?

CJ: 6'1 185, Bench 275, Squat 380, 4.46 40

 

PrepCa.com: Who is currently recruiting you? Any early offers yet? As of right now who would be your top 5?

CJ: Pac-10, LSU, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Top 5 would probably be USC, Miami, LSU, Oklahoma and Washington

 

PrepCa.com: What is your greatest football memory?

CJ: My sophomore year we lost in the semi's to Venice, that loss made me hungry to get back to that point, it made me want it more.

 

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

CJ: Running Track (10.6 100) and lifting 5 days a week.

 

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

CJ: Hopefully 2000 yards rushing and over 3000 yards all purpose.

 

PrepCa.com: What is your strength as a football player?

CJ: I never quit no matter what the situation or score. 

 

PrepCa.com: What is your weakness as a football player?

CJ: Sometimes I take the game so serious that I get fixated in a one on one battle against players from the other team.

 

PrepCa.com: Who are some teammates that people need to watch for?

CJ: John Austin (QB), Paul Waller (WR), Deandre Arnold (WR), Tyrell Ward (FS)

 

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

CJ: Linebacker Mark Alanese, he's really our true leader and heart and soul of the team.

 

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

CJ: I really respect Kennedy High School, because even though they don't win many games, they still play really hard and keep fighting.

 

PrepCa.com: What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten? Who did you get it from?

CJ: Coach Jeff Inglemen told me to never sell myself short and to run hard every single play.

 

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

CJ: My mother and grandma, because my mom works six days a week to keep a roof over the head of me and my brothers and sister.  My grandma because her and I are really close.

 

PrepCa.com: Who is your favorite athlete?

CJ: Reggie Bush, because he can dominate a game in different ways, by running or catching or as a return man, he can score at any time.

 

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

CJ: Big things, lots of points from our offense.

 

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

CJ: I want to try and play early if possible at any position.  I'll do whatever it takes to start on Saturdays.

 

PrepCa.com: What can you bring to a college program?

CJ: Versatility, I feel like I can play different positions, I'm a pretty quick learner and a great work ethic.

 

PrepCa.com: What is your favorite thing about the game of football?

CJ: Contact, I love contact, football allows me to take out my frustration.

 

PrepCa.com: What has been the most surprising part of the whole recruiting process?  What advice would you give to athletes who get recruited in the future?

CJ: Just the amount of phone calls and letters you get from schools all across the country.  Right now I'm getting a ton of letters everyday, it's hard to keep up.

 

PrepCa.com: How do you react when you see websites or you hear your name mentioned as one of the top recruits in the country?

CJ: It's really exciting, to be honest I never really thought I was that good until schools started calling and friends would say that they saw my name on a list.

 

PrepCa.com would really like to thank CJ for taking the time to interview with us.  We would really like to wish him and all of his teammates the best of luck this season.  Anyone interested in contacting CJ please email me mike@24-7football.com

 


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