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What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
6’0 195 lbs
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
University of Kansas
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
I was a non-qualifier, which caused schools to back up. I went to junior college and became a better student as well as a better football player.
How did you choose your school?
Opportunity to play early, the opportunity to play in the Big 12, and the opportunity to play under coaches like Charlie Weis and Dave Campo among others.
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
My parents served as role models for me because they shaped me into the person I am today. They taught me right from wrong and how to remain positive at all times.
Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?
Several have, and most are saying that I am a smart, instinctive player who takes the game of football seriously. They say that they can tell that I am passionate about the game because of the way I prepare and play.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I played lacrosse, baseball, basketball, and ran the hurdles in track.
Did you play any other positions in football?
I’ve played every skill position.
At your position, what separates you from others?
The self preparation. Physically, mentally, and spiritually.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
Tendencies. Based off of the formations and plays that they run out of those formations. I’m looking at the splits of the wide receivers as well as the splits on the offensive line. I’m honestly looking at any and every thing.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
I can’t name one in particular but I’ve played some very talented guys.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Eric Berry because of his versatility in the defensive backfield. The ability to play in the box, to play a deep safety, as well as play man on the slot and rush the quarterback.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I pray and give thanks to God for allowing me to play the game that I love.
What is your biggest strength?
What is your biggest weakness?
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I am a guy who will bring leadership to your locker room, I will be a positive representative of your organization on and off of the field, I will give 150% in all that I do, I will do my best to excel in whatever role the team asks me to play whether it is on defense, on special teams or both. If you bring me in on your recommendation, I promise I will not let you down!
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Biggest obstacle was finding out that I was a non-qualifier out of high school due to my GPA. I had to learn the hard way that athletics and academics truly do go hand in hand. I attended junior college where I grew both as an athlete and a student. I made the honor roll several times and even made the dean’s list once. Even now, I have maintained a cumulative GPA above a 3.0. I’ll graduate with a double major (Sociology/communications) as well as with an associates degree in general studies.
Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?
Sean Taylor and the Washington Redskins
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Walter Payton, Muhammad Ali, and Sean Taylor because of the way that they impacted their respective sports and how they influenced those around them.
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