April 5, 2012
Elvria keeping his options open
Although he doesn't have a college offer yet, 6-foot-0, 181 pound wide receiver Paul Elvira remains confident and optimistic that building off of his junior year, his winter & spring conditioning, along with showcasing his skills at various camps and combines will net him his first offer and hopefully more to come.
GoBlackKnights.com caught up with the prospect out of Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza High School to discuss his recruiting, upcoming senior season and his interest in Army.
"There's a lot of interest from Army and I'm getting that from a lot of schools," says Elvira, who had 48 receptions for 775 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2011. "I'm still working and training for my first offer and I'm hoping that it will come by the spring."
For Elvira, he's ready to pick up where in left of his junior, with the hope that Marcos De Niza is able to surpass last season's 9-3 record, where they lost in the quarterfinals.
"Every year I want to compete and contribute, as well as help lead my team again," he adds. "Every day I have my lifting sessions, I have my personal workout with my speed and agility coach, my receiver's coach and I'm looking to attend a lot of camps and combines to compete against the best."
According to Elvira, his workout routine runs from Monday through Saturday, with Sunday as his only day off. "So on those days it's either two hours of lifting, training or football ... it's all business," declares Elvira, who describes what his conditioning program consist of.
"My speed and conditioning is working in the sand and up hill running," he says. "That's agility through sand, cones and we have a wide open grass area, so a lot of it's in the sand and then there's the 75 degree hill."
Along with his workouts, Elvira is hoping to see his stock rise from various campus and combines. The soon to be junior just returned from the Nike SPARQ Elite Camp in Los Angles (Calif.). "This summer I plan on going to a lot of junior days, but also the University of Arizona, and ASU camps," says the athletic receiver, who indicated that his heard from the Black Knights of Army.
"I heard from Army about two weeks ago and I'm interested," he said. "But I have interest in any place right now where I can help contribute and fit in best at."
"Since I have no offers right now, I am open to anyone who is showing real interest."
With most of the early college interest coming from West Coast schools, how does Elvira feel about college location? "It would be a challenge for any kid to leave home, but I'm open to anyone who is ready to offer me and who likes me ... I will go and play wherever," says Elvira.
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