Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Busy schedule pushes 2014 LB to dream
By Mason Kelley
Alex Weber (Pasco, Wash./Chiawana) likes to stay busy.
But, with the training and academic schedule the junior linebacker has set for himself, he takes busy to a new level.
In addition to his high school class and weight-lifting schedule, Weber is taking business calculus and psychology classes at Columbia Basin College. He has hired a personal trainer he works with six days a week, and he has a running coach who helps him maintain his speed, while he adds weight.
“It’s just really time consuming," he said. "I really like it, though, because I don’t like to be doing nothing,” Weber said. “I’m pretty much busy all day until I go to bed, which is pretty cool.”
Weber’s plan is to use his academic schedule to earn an associate’s degree before he enrolls in college.
“I could have all my pre-requisites to go into accounting and international business out of the way,” Weber said. “We planned it like that, so I could walk right into the Foster School of Business if I got to UW or whatever business school I go to.”
Weber said Washington is his “dream school” and he hopes his training schedule is enough to catch the Huskies’ attention. He was invited to the program’s junior day, but his schedule prevented him from making the trip to Seattle.
“That was really tough,” he said. “I really wanted to go to that.”
He attended a camp at Washington last year and has been invited to make a return trip this summer. He said he has bulked up to 220 pounds, but plans to drop some of that weight before his senior season starts.
While he has yet to land a scholarship offer, Weber said he is receiving interest from Arizona State, Yale, Princeton and Penn.
He plans to continue working in the classroom, on the field and in the weight room so he can earn an opportunity to play college football.