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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jacquel Pitts, WR, Mayville State University

10407480_724749410931899_8680049662402183169_n(1)Every year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Jacquel Pitts

Where do you play college football?

Mayville State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

San Jose State University, Chadron State College, USC, Mississippi Valley State University, Kentucky Weslyean University, Mayville State University, Campbellsville University, Bethany College, Trinity International University.

How did you choose your school?

I decided to select Mayville State University because of it’s quality education and superior football program.

Where are you from?

San Jose, California

Who is your role model, and why?

Jerry Rice because he is an exceptional person and he emphasized the importance of hard work in all aspects of life.

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

I’ve communicated in various methods with NFL scouts from several respective teams and they are looking forward to evaluating me during my pro day, private workout, and pre-draft visits.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I participated in track, basketball, and baseball when I was younger.

Did you play any other positions in football?

The other positions I play in football are SB/RB/KR/PR and general special teams.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My frequent behavior of a high level of work ethic. I do a great job of bonding with my teammates to ensure that the collective goal is reached. My interaction skills with teammates, coaches, and executives is exceptional.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for the frequent tendencies in a defense. I meticulously analyze my opponents and attempt to discover their weakness and his strengths which will prepare me for the upcoming game.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Wayne Johnson who was a defensive back from the University of Saint Francis (IL)

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Tavon Austin, because he is a small but quick player.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Being in the foster care system for 14 years and I overcame it by graduating with an associates degree while multitasking at Mayville State University. I was determined to become successful regardless of what my critics and naysayers had to say. Every day it was my duty and obligation to display to the world that despite your previous circumstances; you can become successful if you dedicate yourself to your goals.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No

What is your biggest strength?

My work ethic.

What is your biggest weakness?

I focus on improving on a daily basis so I would say I don’t have a biggest weakness because I am not satisfied with complacency.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I believe I have the ability to benefit your team.

 

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

 

Deion Sanders and the Dallas Cowboys.

 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

 

Sean Combs, Deion Sanders, Michael Jordan.

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