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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: David Sumter, DE, LIU Post

156067_10202675654956403_3097973177890817636_nEvery 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?

David Sumter

What position do you play?

Defensive End

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3, 250

What school do you attend?

LIU Post

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Two Teams recruited me out of High School American International College, Lackawanna Community College.

Where did you choose and why?

I chose American International College because it seemed like a better college experience and they were willing to develop me as a player and a person

What were your goals for your senior year?

My goals for senior year where to be the Most dominant and most valuable player on my team.

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

I have not met with any scouts yet.

At your position, what separates you from the others?

The Thing that separates me from others at my position is that I feel I have a better football IQ that others at my position.

Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?

In breaking down film I look for tackles footwork, how well he uses his hands and leaning tendency that he might have

Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?

The toughest Player I have ever faced is Viondy Merminsa that played for American International College. I had a hard time figuring out weaknesses for him.

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

If I had to compare my play to one person in the NFL it would be Ahmad Brooks.

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

My biggest obstacle in life was that I always was the underdog and doubted but I always stayed optimistic about every situation and overcame everything.

What system fits your style of play the best?

I think I could fit in any system because my style of play is versatile.

player_SumterWhat is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my Football IQ.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is my size.

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

I would say that I could be an asset to your team through my hard work and dedication. I am to do what ever it takes to win you a super bowl.

Growing up, who was your role model?

Growing up my role model was my father he always showed me how to be a better man and to take care of your responsibilities.

Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?

My favorite team in the NFL is the NY Jets because I am a New Yorker and grew up watching them with my friends and family. My favorite player in the NFL is Demarcus Ware because he a strong leader and is very elusive in his style of play.

What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you overcome it?

The most tragic event in my Life is when I lost one of my biggest mentor/role models after he was murdered. I felt like I lost a father figure and important source of direction in my life. The way I over came it was to keep his family in my prayers and to keep the dream of what he wanted to see me do alive and be determine to be successful

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

Timothy Trip- Mentor 50 cent- Favorite Rapper Demarcus Ware- Favorite Player

With your first paycheck what would you buy?

With my first paycheck I wouldn’t buy anything, I would take and invest in to several businesses until I make enough to have my own.

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