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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lerenzo Ihanza, WR, Saint Mary’s University

Lerenzo Ihanza the wide receiver from Saint Mary’s University recently interviewed with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot

• Name: Lerenzo Ihanza

• Height: 6020

• Weight: 208

• Position: WR

• College: Saint Mary’s University (Halifax)

• Twitter: @cantguardmamba2

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

• I’m from Brampton, Ontario and honestly my hometown is full of talent We got a lot of athletes musicians fashion people everything for a small city we got a lot of talent in the area

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

• Practice, Film study, strength and coordination in that order If you want to be good you got to practice and work on your craft as much as you can film study is second because you always got to know what you getting into what the opponent likes to do also you got to critique yourself and know what you got to fix and improve and also know the areas you’re strong in and build on that lastly I put strength and coordination because personally I’m a natural strong guy so the other two are more important for my growth as an athlete 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I worry about my family a lot I’m the man of the house but I am also not there a lot because I’m chasing my dreams so I alway have them in mind no matter what

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

• Well coming out of high school I didn’t do so well in my grade 12 English and was at risk of losing my scholarship so I gave up my summer and went to summer school to bump my grades 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My best quality as a teammate is I’m a leader I’m the Dog on the team I’m always trying to get better and I’m always trying to get my team better I don’t think there’s much guys better than me so I’m always confident and my confidence always carries on to my teammates 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

• Best player I played against in my college career was Kaion Julien Grant from STFX he could change the game in so many ways he was a nightmare to prepare for 

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

• If I couldn’t play football I would be probably be a school teacher I love helping kids and I could coach high school football 

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

• Room I would clean my room first always that’s where I sleep car next because I’m in there a lot desk last

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

• I’m saving the one family member that’s my blood and blood comes first always 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

• If I could be any Tv character I would be Spider-Man that was my fave super hero growing up so to be him and have those powers would be amazing 

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Most embarrassing moment Grade 9 first time carrying the ball I fumbled

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• Most memorable play of my college career would be my first ever game as a true freshman my first catch was the game winning touchdown in front of a sold out crowd in a hostile environment 

What song best describes your work ethic?

• Best song to describe my work ethic would be Hard in paint Waka Flocka because I’m always giving my full effort in everything I do I don’t take a play a rep a workout off

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

• Mental toughness because when you have that you can overcome any adversity that the devil tries to throw your way 

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

• If I could bring back one person from the dead it would be my grandpa he died before I was born but I alway heard how wise and smart he was so I would soak up all that knowledge 

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

• If I was to open a dance club I would name it Vbyz because all I want is good vibes 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Most underrated player in the NFL is Keenan Allen

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• I would rather be respected than liked I could care less about popularity if I have your respect it means I’m doing things the right way

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

• Josh Gordon because I have people in my life that are facing mental issues and resort to drugs as an escape I seen the ups and downs of mental illness and know some people only have drugs as a resort to escape so I feel it for him

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Love to win I love to win 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

•Biggest influence in my life my uncle Jerome Messam because he did everything I’m trying to accomplish he made it from the bottom all the way to nfl and that’s what I’m trying to do now 

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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