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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Stephen Godbolt, DB, Webber International

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What is your name?

Stephen Godbolt

Where do you play college football?

Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN for 3 yrs and transferred to Webber International University in Babson Park, Fl.

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Not too many

How did you choose your school?

Only opportunity so I had to make it work.

Where are you from?

Cross City, Fl

Who is your role model, and why?

Jesus Christ, he shows me the right ways to go and always there for me and my family.

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

Yeah a few, some say they respect my mind because they know i know the sky is the limits. Also, they tell me i have to be more consistent.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Lacrosse, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Swimming, also tried hockey.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played Running back my whole life and a little safety in high school.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I’ll say my passion and mind.  I’m gonna do anything to win at my spot. If your faster than me I will find a way to slow you down. If your stronger than me I’m going to  find a way to break you down. I use my mind a lot because the game is all mental.

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

Routing running, alignment of the WR, Quarterbacks techniques, looking for his favorite wide out,….

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Tim Benford out of Tennessee Tech

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

I’ll say Pat Peterson because he is a technician and beats his opponent mentally and physically. Also, he lets his play speak for him and his love for the game.

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

I’ll say my freshman yr at TSU during camp. Just had my daughter, my mother, sisters and brother was homeless sleeping in a rental car and my daddy just got sentenced 4yrs to prison. I had to make a choice, rather it break me or make me.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I start talking to myself out loud as soon as I hit locker room. People think I’m crazy.

What is your biggest strength?

My head. Just knowing that I can do anything if I put my mind to it is my best strength.

What is your biggest weakness?

I don’t know. But even if I knew I wouldn’t tell you.

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

Mind, skill plus heart is a dangerous thing coach. I willing to take this team to the top by any means.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Ray Lewis

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

My Uncle Corey r.i.p., my grandmother Carolyn Buggs and my beautiful daughter Paradyse Godbolt.

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