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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jamal White, WR, Oklahoma Panhandle State

jamalEvery 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?

Jamal White

Where do you play college football?

Oklahoma Panhandle State (Opsu)

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

A few, I had an offer from Ball State and East Carolina was recruiting me pretty hard.

How did you choose your school?

It chose me, the coaches and players made me feel like family, I loved the unity.

Where are you from?

Alachua, FL

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother and father. They are the most selfless, hard-working people I know.

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

Not at the moment.

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Did you play any other sports growing up?

I ran track and participated in competitive weight lifting in high school.

Did you play any other positions in football?

RB & CB

At your position, what separates you from others?

My physicality, most WRs aren’t as physical as I am, and my overall heart and competitiveness.

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

How I can ID coverages, what are DBs tendencies are in certain coverages and their tendencies in certain coverages.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

CJ Spiller, my freshman year of high school.

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

It’s really hard for me to pick one, due to my physical nature I really like Anquan Boldin, as well as Steve Smith because I’m a smaller WR that can make those big plays from the slot or outside.

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

I had to overcome sitting out of football after leaving my JUCO, my family played a huge part in keeping my spirit up, also my faith in the lord.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
First off I would say thanks for this opportunity. I think I can help a team in a number of ways. I’m versatile, I can play WR, Slot, RB, I love special teams, Kickoff,punt block, RETs. Im an accountable guy with a great work ethic & passion for the game, that can make plays.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I always pray, not for a win or lost, or to do well, just to thank God for the opportunity and to keep both teams injury free, also to talk to my Grandfathers who never got to see me play college football. It relaxes me.

What is your biggest strength?

Versatility and work ethic.

What is your biggest weakness?

My size, I don’t really see it as a weakness, but being 5’9 at WR you can sometimes get overlooked.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite playJer of all time is Walter Payton, my favorite NFL team(s) would have to be the Ravens & Dolphins.

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

Walter Payton, Sean Taylor, and Grandmother that passed before I was born, Margaretta Williams.

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