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Friday, June 17, 2011

Philly Talent Present in Prestigious Big 33 Game: PA vs OH All Star Game

 (Unfortunately, I did not have a chance to work with any of the following players, but I wanted to highlight their achievement in being selected for the Big 33 Game and represent Philly!)
DB---DaQuan Cooper (George Washington)

(No Interview. Entered game after article was printed. Sorry Coop and his fans!)










DB---Brandon Hollomon (West Catholic)

Just to give people a little bit of an idea who you are if they don’t know tell us what positions you played and your stats in 2010 for the State Champion West Catholic Burrs?
I played RB, CB, KR, PR, WR. I rushed for 1557 yards on 141 carries and had 18 tds. On defense, I had 3 interceptions and close to 30 tackles.
Having such an explosive High School career, especially your Senior season, you earned yourself a spot in the Big 33 game...What are you looking forward to the most being involved in the prestigious game?
Just the whole experience of meeting new people and playing against top notch competition.
What position(s) will you be playing in the game?
CB and hopefully I can touch the ball on kick return or a little offense.
Considering your team made it all the way through the PA State Playoffs, who (from what school) would you say was the best player you faced in 2010?
I would have to say Christian Brumbraugh from South Fayette.
Have you had a chance to look up any information on the Ohio players you will face? Do you have any concerns?
No, I haven't looked them up. No matter who it is I will bring my A game for them.
How do you think the talent you faced during the season will compare to what you will see in the Ohio team?
Its an all star game so I think the Ohio competition will be better because they are the states best players.
What are your goals after graduating high school?
To go to college, have a successful collegiate career and play in the NFL and if I don't make it to the NFL I want to be successful regardless.
Every high school football player dreams of playing in an All-Star to measure their skills against the best talent in their area. Your talents earned you a spot in the most prestigious All-Star game in PA. You will be playing for Pennsylvania in the PA vs OH Big 33 game. How does it feel to be selected to play in such a prestigious game?
It's a great feeling to have my talents recognized and I'm glad I get to experience this whole thing. Not too many kids get to experience it.
Philly has TWO Big 33 participants this year, you and Jamal Abdur-Rahman from La Salle High School. Tell us your thoughts on playing in the game with Jamal?
Well, ever since we played pound ball we have been competing against each other and even all the way up to high school. Now we that we are teammates it should be fun because we already have a friendship and chemistry off the field. Hopefully, we can cause some damage for Ohio on the field.
What are you most excited about the game? So far what are the highlights of your Big 33 experience?
Meeting all the new people, living with the host family, and of course the game itself. Well the experience hasn't really started yet but I hope I enjoy every aspect of it.
Do you have any game expectations?
I hope everyone goes out and plays hard and I expect a win for PA.



DB---Jamal Abdur-Rahman (LaSalle)
In our other interview, you said that next to one of your Pop-Warner championship seasons, the 2009 season was your best football season…Where does the 2010 stand?
This season would also have to be in the same category, I received a lot of recognition ranging from MVP of the catholic league to southeastern player of the year. Individually it was my most successful season. I just wished my team could have reached our goal (Lost in State Championship).
With a successful Senior football campaign in the bag, what goals have you set for yourself entering into your Freshmen year at 1AA powerhouse Villanova?
My goal is to play the same role I played for La Salle. Win games most importantly, become a leader on and off the field through my play and actions, and earn a degree.
How has your off-season preparation going into your Freshmen year been different?
It has been more focused on me. Previous years during the off season I worked out with my team. This off season has been very beneficial for me.
In the last interview your advice to younger guys looking to get recruited was that they should not just look at Division 1 but also Division 1AA because you can make it to the NFL from both levels. Following an outstanding Junior season, you garnered interest from some big time 1A schools like Maryland and Oregon, the big question throughout the High School football world is why did you choose to go with the smaller (powerhouse) Villanova University?
I chose Villanova because first and foremost I felt at home there. The coaches are committed and stable. Other schools of interest in my eyes weren’t genuine in their interest in me. I felt as though I was just another number. When I saw the talent on the team and how they worked I didn’t look at them as a smaller powerhouse, if nova enters the big east you’ll see what I mean.
You said ultimately you wanted to win a National Championship then make it to the NFL and does that goal still stand?
Yes, well first in foremost I want my degree but those are my goals I want as many championships as possible.
Every high school football player dreams of playing in an All-Star to measure their skills against the best talent in their area. Your talents earned you a spot in the most prestigious All-Star game in PA. You will be playing for Pennsylvania in the PA vs OH Big 33 game. How does it feel to be selected to play in such a prestigious game?
It is a very humbling experience to be recognized as one of the best seniors in the whole state of PA. I’m also honored and grateful for this opportunity to showcase what I can do and win it for PA.
Philly has TWO Big 33 participants this year, you and Brandon Hollomon from West Catholic. Tell us your thoughts on playing in the game with Brandon?
I’m very excited to play with him. I tried to enter the all city game (2011 Philadelphia Eagles City High School All-Star Classic) which Hollomon played in, but for reasons I can’t explain I wasn’t allowed to play. I think it will be a good time with both of us on the same team. It’ll be kind of weird because we have been opponents since I started playing football. We played for rival youth football clubs (West Oak Lane Wildcats and Mt. Airy Bantams)
What are you most excited about the game?
I’m most excited about shutting the Ohio receivers down and winning this game.
Do you have any game expectations?
To win and I hope to score!

Catch the game on PCN and streamed online at livesportsvideo.com LET'S GO PA!

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