Player Spotlight: Robby Leith

Interview With Ventura WR

Currently senior Robby Leith of Ventura High School is having a break out season.  The 6'4 195 pound receiver has forty-one grabs for eleven TDs and averages over twenty yards a catch.  On the defensive side of the ball he has added three picks for the 8-0 Cougars.  With 6'4 size, a solid stat line and QB Lee Mondol throwing him the ball, Leith should continue to catch the eye of more and more recruiters.  Recently PrepCA was able to interview Robby on his season.

 

PrepCA: What is your official height and weight? 

Robby Leith: 6'4" 195 lbs.

PrepCA:  What is your greatest football memory?

Robby Leith: CIF Championship game last season, although we did not win, it was an accomplishment to make it that far!

PrepCA: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?

Robby Leith: I have worked very hard in the off season and current season to improve my speed. I currently run a 4.6 40. I am always working hard to gain overall strength.

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

Robby Leith: I have so much respect for every single one of my teammates. It would be hard to mention just a few.

PrepCA: Name one teammate you really respect and why?

Robby Leith: Reggie Mata, he works so hard. He always pumps us up!

PrepCA: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?

Robby Leith: I would like to play for a D1 school. I understand I may redshirt the first year, which I think is fine. It will give me the opportunity to get stronger and acclimate to college life.

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

Robby Leith:  I have had some colleges visit me at my school and other colleges request information and stats on me, however, I have no offers yet.

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

Robby Leith: Yes.

PrepCA:  What would your top 5 college choices be?

Robby Leith: Iowa, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, and Arizona State.

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

Robby Leith: Matt Lee (RB, St. Bonaventure H.S.) He had quick feet and we never knew where he was going!

PrepCA:  Name one opponent who you really respect and why?

Robby Leith: Santa Barbara, they always show up ready to play and it is always a very physical game. They also have great sportsmanship.

PrepCA:  What other sports do you play?

Robby Leith: Track, Basketball (rec league), played varsity soccer as a freshman & sophomore

PrepCA:  What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
Robby Leith: Bench: 205 lbs., Squat: 510 lbs., Power clean: 195 lbs.,  40 yd dash: 4.6

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

Robby Leith: I believe my coach would say that I am a good listener and I strive to get better. I am very coachable and I work hard.

PrepCA:  Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Robby Leith:  Jerry Rice, because he had the heart of a lion.  He wasn't always the fastest but he was the best. He always found a way to get open.

PrepCA: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Robby Leith: Chris Thomas, former NFL WR, gave me this advice: "Always be explosive whether you have a 5 yard route or a 40 yard route and whether you're getting the ball or not."

PrepCA: How has your team faired this season?

Robby Leith: We are 7-0 and playing very well and strong. Our offense is powerful, but our defense is the "glue."

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

Robby Leith: Wide receiver, but I would be flexible with any changes a coach needs to make for the team.

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

Robby Leith: A college program can expect me to be consistent and dependable and always looking for ways to improve. I am a team player and feel that any glory a player receives should be shared by all. It is truly a team sport.

 

PrepCA would like to thank Robby, his family and the Ventura coaching staff for their help with this interview.  If there is a player you think we should know about please contact me at jeff@24-7football.com or send tape to:

 

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