Season can't get here fast enough for Hadley

Snow CB Preston Hadley (6-0, 200) had a solid freshman season in 2009 and hopes to have an even better sophomore campaign this fall. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented and versatile defensive back and he updated us on his summer as well as which schools are continuing to keep in touch with him...

"I've been working out every day and we just started our (training) camp, so we're just getting back into it," Hadley told JCFootball.com. "Last year I played around 190 pounds, but this summer I added about 10 pounds and I'm planning on playing the season at 200 and that should help me hold up a lot more and be able to be that much more physical."

As a freshman last fall, Hadley was solid posting 60 tackles, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and six pass break-ups. He said his goal this year is to haul in some interceptions while also becoming more of a playmaker.

"Getting picks is a focus," Hadley said. "I need to make plays when I have the chance to. It gives out offense the chance to have the ball again and it can really demoralize the opponent."

Because of his size and 4.4 speed, Hadley said there has been talk about him possibly moving inside to play safety, but at this point he's slotted for one of the corner positions.

"My coaches have talked about me moving to safety where I can play some nickel corner and blitz more," Hadley said. "But right now, they need me to stay outside because of a lack of depth. I have a bigger impact at corner right now, so that's probably where I'm going to play this fall, but I'm more than open to playing safety if a four-year school wants to give me a try there."

On the recruiting front, Hadley visited BYU during June and met with the coaches there and he's also hearing from Utah State as well.

"I'm not hearing from a lot of schools, but I think with a big season they will come," Hadley said. "The program here at Snow is good at getting guys moved on and we are always one of the top teams so as long as I go out and play like I know I can play, I figure someone will eventually notice and offer me."

Hadley is LDS and took his mission after his freshman season. He is on pace to graduate in December and he'll have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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