Player to Watch: Matthew Minton

Armed with good speed and strength Gadsden High School running back Matthew Minton of Anthony, New Mexico is ready for a strong junior season.

Sporting great strength and speed, running back Matthew Minton of Gadsden High School in Anthony, New Mexico is poised for a breakout season.


What is your favorite thing about playing high school football?

The favorite thing about playing high school football for me is the all the competition.


What is your official height and weight?

My official height is 5 foot 7 inches and my official weight is 195.


What is your greatest football memory?

My greatest football memory is when I broke free for my longest drive on varsity my sophomore year for about 57 yards.


What are your personal goals for the season?

My personal goals for my next season is to work hard on and off the field by doing better in school and better on the field, and a goal I really want to achieve this season my junior season is become 1st team all district running back.

How will you prepare for this upcoming season? Will you attend any camps?

I have been preparing with my team by lifting often and going to all our teams 7 on 7 competitions, as for camps I have not attended any because I was not informed about any in my region but, I have attend a 7 on 7 camp at New Mexico State University.


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

I have really worked hard on my strength and, the area I would like to keep improving on is my speed.


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

I think we have a good team and people should look at all of them.


Name one teammate you really respect?

The teammate I really respect is Brandon Lopez because he is a very positive person to be around.


What are your goals regarding playing football in college?

I don't have any goals regarding playing football in college yet because a wise person told me to set short goal that you can reach and work up from there but if I had to set a goal regarding playing football in college my goal would be to get to college and play football.


Who is the best player you ever played against?

The best player I have ever played against is the running back from Alamogordo because he is a good running back and I like his competition because, it makes me want to work harder so, I can be better than him.


Name one team who you really respect?

The one team I respect in New Mexico is the Las Cruces bulldawgs because they have a great football program.


What other sports do you play?

The other sport I play is wrestling but my main priority is football.


What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?

My best max lifts in bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash were records at the end of this past year, my sophomore year. They were 285 in bench, 435 in squat, 235 in power clean, and a 4.5 40 yard dash.


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

My coach would describe me as a talented young man with bright future ahead of me.


Who is your favorite pro athlete and why?

My favorite pro athlete is Reggie Bush because, he is a great running back and I want to be like him one day.


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