LRU Spotlight: Interview with Zak Murray, Don Lugo Receiver, Running back

Zak Murray is a running back and wide receiver for Don Lugo High School. Last season, he averaged five catches a game and ran for 400 yards on the season.

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We continue our Don Lugo edition at Locker Room Update as Zak takes time to speak with us about his career background in football, as well as his aspirations in the sport.

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When did you first fall in love with playing football?

Last season I ran for about 400 yards and I averaged about 5 catches a game.

Who was your role model in football when you were growing up, and who was your role model outside of the sport during your childhood?

I first fell in love with football when I would go to my dads semi pro games and watch him play he’s also been coaching ever since I was born so right from the start football impacted life.

What’s the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you?

“Size should never matter if you want to ball hard enough that’s what your going to do”

Who was your role model in football when you were growing up, and who was your role model outside of the sport during your childhood?

My role model for football has go to be my dad he’s been there every step of the way and off the field same thing my dads always giving me the right answer.

As a player in the 2017 class, how has the recruiting process been thus far? Any particularly interesting visits or surprising occurrences you’d like to address?

The recruiting process For me and been going alright I went to a la Verne university camp and I had a really good time coaches were real cool to me.

Do you have a dream situation for your college career?

My dream situation is playing ball at any college and getting my degree.

What do you believe to be your biggest strength and your biggest weakness as a receiver? Why?

My biggest strength has got to be my speed it really helps me get a lot of separation from the db and my weakness is not adjusting to the ball in time like a fade ball .

Where do you see yourself in five years?

In 5 years I see my self in the police force starting my career and making a difference.

And to close, what’s the most important thing about you off the field that makes you a better player on the field?

The most important thing about me is how much I go to the gym if I’m not at home or at school I’m at the gym trying to maximize my strength.

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