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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tavarus Dantzler, LB, Bethune-Cookman University

dantzlerEvery 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?

Tavarus Dantzler

Where do you play college football?

Bethune Cookman University  

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

I’ll say about 10 teams

How did you choose your school?

After sitting down with my parents we came to the conclusion that BCU was the best fit for me at the time

Where are you from?

Miami Fl

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom Alicia Dantzler why? Because I seen her persevere through time that would’ve broken most  

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

Yea I meet with about 8-10 teams, Just keep doing what you doing. I watched your film you have a tremendous upside in got what it takes to play on the next level.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes my first love was Track & Field I also played basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

Hands down my physicality, energy and effort

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

I’m looking for tendencies, personnel also down and distance.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Umm… I’ll have to say Lamar Miller or Jameis Winston

dantzler 2If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Clay Matthew, I like what he brings to the table his energy and effort is 2nd to none

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

Having a child at a early age, Faith & Family

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yes I have one which was shedding a few tears of joy before every game

What is your biggest strength?

The way I prepare myself mentally and physically throughout the week

What is your biggest weakness?

I can improve my game and a lot of different areas.

If I was a general manager and gave you a second chance to sell yourself what would you say?

I’m a very hard worker who’s welling to go the extra mile.

Who was your NFL favorite player growing up?

Sean Taylor

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?

Granddad, Muhammad Ali,Barack Obama

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