We talk football with La Cueva standout OL Mike Muniz…"> We talk football with La Cueva standout OL Mike Muniz…">

Player Spotlight: Michael Muniz

<I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">We talk football with La Cueva standout OL Mike Muniz…

New Mexico Insider: What were your stats from last season?

Mike Muniz: Last season I had 65 pancake blocks with an 87% blocking average.


NMI: What is your official height and weight?

Mike: 6'3 ¾"   265lbs


NMI: What is your greatest football memory?

Mike: My greatest football memory was when we beat Clovis High School 40-0 for the state championship.


NMI: What are your goals for the upcoming season?

Mike: To win state with a perfect record.


NMI: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?

Mike: I attended the ASU, UNM, and UTEP camps. I also made a visit to West Point. Also I am preparing for this season by lifting and running every day


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

Mike: I've really been working hard and my speed off the ball and staying low. I would like to keep improving on my speed and all around strength.


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

Mike: Brett Kennedy, Richard Bolkin, Pedrum Kodie, and Justin Dugger.


NMI: Name one teammate you really respect and why?

Mike: I really respect Kennedy because we have been teammates and friends for a long time and I know when he lines up against me during practice he's going to make me better.


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

Mike: I want to be the best that I can and make sure that there's no doubt in the coaches minds that I was a good choice for their team.


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

Mike: Some of the teams that are recruiting me are UNM, UTEP, ASU, Army, Wisconsin, and Illinois. But I have no offers yet.  


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

Mike: Yes, I would because UNM has a good program and I would be close to home.


NMI: What would your top 5 college choices be?

Mike: 1. ASU, 2. Wisconsin, 3. Army, 4. UNM and 5. UTEP


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

Mike: I think the person I have ever gone up against would be Sam Cammillie from Mayfield. Sam was a big, strong kid that was quick for his size and he was a year older than me so he had more experience.


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

Mike: Steven Park from Eldorado High because on the field we get after each other but off we get along fine.


NMI: What other sports do you play?

Mike: I wrestle and throw the shot put and discus.


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

Mike: I think he would say that I'm a hard working individual that get his assignments done no matter what.


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

Mike: If you work hard enough all your dreams will come true.


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

Mike: I think my team will have another good season and hopefully win state.


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

Mike: I think I would play guard or center.


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

Mike: A hard working kid that puts everything he has into this sport.



The staff at New Mexico Insider would like to thank Mike for his time. Anyone wishing to contact Mike may email jason@24-7football.com. Anyone wishing to have a player spotlight done may also email jason@24-7football.com.

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