Each year more and more DI recruits are opting to commit early to the college of their choice. A recent example of this is Mullen linebacker Brady Daigh who two weeks ago made his decision to stay close to home and become a Colorado Buffalo. With his decision made, the 6-2 230 pound linebacker can now focus on helping his Mullen team defend their back to back 5A titles.
1.Do you feel the early commit will help you concentrate on helping Mullen pull off the threepeat?
I definitely feel like it's a big weight lifted off of my shoulders. It's one less thing to worry about, and allows me to concentrate more on helping my team every Friday night.
2.Yourself, Connor Healy and Leilon Willingham make up one of the most talented linebacker groups in recent Colorado history and you have all been recruited by many of the same schools, what are the chances Leilon, Connor and yourself could end up playing
together in college?
There's always a chance it could happen, and I think it would really be something if the three of us had another four years or so to play together as a core.
3.Talk about what it is like to play with talented backers like Leilon and Connor?
It's fun to be able to push each other every day in practice, and compete to see who can be the best linebacker every Friday night. Competition only makes us better.
4.What does each of you bring to the Mullen defense?
We really try to work as a complete unit to stop every offense. We all love to run and hit.
5.What do you bring to a college program? What do you feel you will have to work on to prepare for the college game?
I bring a very physical mentality to the college level. I'm a hard hitter, and a very instinctual player, I look forward to testing myself at the next level. I still have to work on playing with a lower pad level to fight off the bigger blockers at the next level.
6.Who are some of the up and comers on the Mullen D? Who are players on both sides of the ball for Mullen that people should look out for?
Daniel McQueen is an up and coming DE on the defense. He plays a little like Junior Onyeali, and is a quick rusher. Also Malik Mckinney, is a corner that can run with just about anyone. He didn't
see much time last year due to injury, but I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do when he's healthy.
7.How excited are you to work with Colorado linebacker coach Brian Cabral, especially based on his reputation for producing linebackers?
It would be pretty hard to find a coach with better credentials when it comes to coaching linebackers. I really look forward to learning from Coach Cabral, and growing into the best linebackers I can be.
8.What do you and the rest of the team have to do to bring home another title.
We have to stay hungry to bring home another title. We can't live on past success. This is a new team, and we know we will have to outwork everyone for another shot at the title. We won't overlook anyone this year.
When Brady did this interview his Mullen team had just finished up contact camp in preparation for the season. Brady, as have many of his other teammates, came across as very focused on the defense of their title. The tough task of defending starts early as Mullen travels in week one to take on an extremely talented Chaparral squad focused on becoming an elite team in 5A. If you are a fan of high school football and we want to catch a dozen plus DI players on the field, Chaparral High School is the place to be September 3rd.