Player Spotlight: Chris Grogan

Interview with Torrance (North) offensive lineman

One player that has not received much hype is North Torrance (Torrance, CA) offensive linemen Chris Grogan. Chris has the size that catches recruiter's eyes. With a solid season look for him to get some looks among the D1 ranks.

 

PrepCA.com: What were your stats from last season?
Chris Grogan:
43 pancakes, 0 sacks allowed and 1 fumble recovery.

PrepCA: What is your official height and weight?

Chris: 6'3", 285lbs.

PrepCA: What is your greatest football memory?

Chris: Beating St. Joe's in the CIF playoffs. Winning that game took us to the CIF finals.

 

PrepCA: What are your goals for the upcoming season?

Chris: Win the CIF Championship, both running backs having more than 1500 yards and zero sacks allowed.

 

PrepCA: How did you prepare for the season?

Chris: I've been working hard on my strength, conditioning and quickness.

 

PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve?

Chris: I've been doing a lot of sprints and agility drills to improve my quickness.

 

PrepCA: What area would you like to keep improving on?

Chris: I would like to continue improving my quickness and explosiveness off the ball.


PrepCA: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?

Chris: Andrew Banks, Avery Rucker, Jared Kortcamp and Cris Brown. Also, Billy McClellon, Kashmon Ware and Jarrel Stacey.

 

PrepCA: Name one teammate you really respect and why?

Chris: I'm sorry, but I can't pick just one.

 

PrepCA: Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?

Chris: I'm currently receiving letters from most of the Pac-10, as well as some from the SEC (LSU & Tennessee), Big-12 (Oklahoma, Kansas StateColorado), Mountain West (Utah, UNLV, Wyoming, Colorado State, and the Ivy League (Columbia, Harvard). As well as many other. I do not have any offers, yet.


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

Chris: Yes, I will consider all college opportunities.


PrepCA: What would your top 5 college choices be?

Chris: Stanford, USC, Pennsylvania, Oregon State, Columbia

 

PrepCA: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?

Chris: Randall Harris (Crespi). He is the only running back that could beat our defense.

 

PrepCA: What are your best lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40?

Chris: Bench - 315 Squat - 405 Power Clean - 245 40 - 5.2

 

PrepCA: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?

Chris: Chris is smart player who is passionate about the team's success.


PrepCA: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?

Chris: 14 - 0, CIF Champions.

 

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

Chris: Somewhere on the offensive line; wherever they need me.

 

PrepCA: What can a college program expect from you as a player?

Chris: Someone who works hard, never gives up, will do anything to help the team and has high academic standards.

 

The staff at PrepCA would like to thank Chris for his time and wish him luck throughout the season. Look for a Tale of the Tape story on Chris soon. Anyone wishing to contact him may email jason@24-7football.com.


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