Last year as a sophomore, Willie Pounds established himself as one of the states elite defensive lineman. I recently had the opportunity to catch up with him and ask more about his team, himself and his recruitment.
What schools have been in contact with you?
Notre Dame, UNM, UCLA and Oregon. All of them have told me they are looking at me very closely and are interested.
What is your height, weight, max out numbers?
Height 6-4, weight 305, bench 415, squat 500
Last year as a sophomore, you were named first team all state. For some guys, its easy to get complacent. What keeps you driven to succeed?
My dad always used to motivate me and I want to work hard to get offers
What factors are important to you when choosing a college?
The football program and coaches
Who is the best player you have ever played against?
Name one player on your team who is underated as a player.
What should college recruiters know about Willie Pounds?
When I play a game I dont get cocky; just try my best to help the team win.
Name one area in your game you hope to improve on.
Eldorado lost some key guys off of last years team and most people really underestimated how good the 09 eagles could be. What makes Eldorado so succesful lately?
Our defense has been doing great with players like Jordan Norris, Marcus Dunning, and Joe Gherety
Thanks for your time Willie.
The Scouting Report:
Willie Pounds is an incredibly strong player with great size and ideal explosiveness for a DT. He plays with good pad level and at times can be too much for high school offensive lineman to handle. With continued improvement on his technique, Willie could arise as a high level D-I prospect.
One on One with Willie Pounds
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