Interview with Christian Adams
By Reid Althage
LAFM: Name, position, school?
My name is Christian Adams, and I played QB at Pineville High School. I am committed to Macalester College in St. Paul Minnesota.
LAFM: Current height and weight?
LAFM: ACT and GPA?
27 ACT, 3.9 GPA
LAFM: What are your strengths as a QB and what style QB are you? Pocket style, dual threat?
I would say I am a pocket style QB. Looking at the general strengths of a QB, footwork is probably my strongest. It is what I believe has gotten me to this point in my career and an area where I excel. Arm Strength and accuracy would be next.
LAFM: How did the season go for you and the team?
We started off strong going 5-0, but got into district and finished the season 5-5. Still, I thought we played great football all year. We had so many close games in district that we really should have won. We lost to Ouachita and Alexandria High School both in overtime. Their is no doubt that we competed well with those guys. I thought our team did a great job coming together and playing well all season.
LAFM: What has been your best game this season?
My personal best game I would have to say was against Captain Shreve. You know it was a close exciting game where everyone played well. I just felt on point that game. My passes were on target, and I moved around really well. I was able to put the ball in our play makers hands and give our team an opportunity to win.
LAFM: Who is your favorite football player of all time?
Drew Brees-He has something that I believe not many people possess. He has that leadership ability and a need to get better as well as make his team better. He is not just like that on the field, but in the community as well. I have read his book and been following him since I have been in high school. I just love everything he does. He is a great player and person who is family oriented. He is smart and a Hall of Fame football player.
LAFM: How old were you when you started playing and where?
I started playing little league when I was 10. I played baseball in Junior High, but started playing football again my freshman year. I have known since then that football is what I wanted to do and fortunate enough it has turned out great.
LAFM: Do you have any family members or friends that have had a big influence on you as you play football?
I would say my dad. He has always pushed me to work hard and keep improving. You know like working out extra, or doing extra speed work. He has really pushed me to be the best that I can. He has taught me to never give up and never be a quitter. If you quit at one thing, you will quit at others.
LAFM: What do you like about playing QB?
Being that one guy who everyone looks up towards. Being a QB is being a leader. A QB is in control of the offense and always has the ball. I love having the ball in my hands and the control that comes with the position. I enjoy getting the ball to better athletes so they can make me look good. Also, I am not looking up to anyone else. A QB is who everyone is looking up to. You have to be the first on the field and the last one off. I always try to be humble in what I say. I always push my teammates and never let them quit whether it is in the game or in the weight room. I like being in charge and leading my team to victory.
LAFM: How did you first get involved with Macalester?
I went to the New England Elite Football Camp this past summer. Cornell, Harvard, and some of the best schools in the country were their. The best way for them to see me was to go to the camp. When I went up their, Coach Mettlach, QB coach at Macalester, saw me throwing to the receivers. He asked me for my name and asked me if I wanted to play ball at the next level. Of course I said yes. He said you do not have to worry about that for long. Coach Jennison, Head Coach at Macalester, came searching for me the next day. Ever since I met Coach Jennison, he has always been in contact with me. He has always been telling me how great of a school they have, how great of an education I can get, and how I would love their team. I knew after that camp and talking with coach that Macalester was where Iwanted to go to school.
LAFM: Were their other schools looking at you, and what set apart Macalester College?
Macalester just fit right off the back. The Head Coach is Tony Jennison. When I went up their, all of the players had the same message to give me. They told me whatever Coach Jennison told me was the exact truth. He was not lying and telling me exactly how it is here. He told me what is happening at this school, and what will happen with me at the school. He talked to me about grades, how Macalester is a very hard school to get into, and keeping my grades up would be difficult. He also told me it is worth it in the long run, because the education will benefit me in the future. You know the college itself is great. It is a fantastic academic school, St. Paul and the Campus are both beautiful. I loved the players on the team and the atmosphere at the school. I am really excited about going their next semester and cannot wait to start playing.