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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Keeston Terry, DB, Pittsburg State

keeston terryEvery 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?

Keeston Terry

Where do you play college football?

The University of Kansas (2010-12) & Pittsburg State University (2012-2014)

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

15-20 schools

How did you choose your school?

I chose Pittsburg State because of its location, tradition, and the importance of football to the community.

Where are you from?

Blue Springs, Missouri

Who is your role model, and why?

Coach Fui, one of my high school football coaches and teachers, is my role model. I look up to Coach Fui because he has taken me under his wing and showed me through his actions of how to be a man, a follower of Christ, and a good person. He didn’t allow his circumstances growing up to hinder things he’s wanted to accomplish in life. He grew up poor, in a family that had gang affiliations and now he is a principal at Blue Springs High School, working on earning his PhD. 

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

I’ve met with a few scouts throughout the season. We didn’t really speak about my chances of playing in the league. The only real consensus I’ve gotten from a few teams is that they like that I play fast and play with a motor. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball and ran track in high school. 

Did you play any other positions in football?

I was recruited as a receiver coming out of high school. I made the switch over to defense my true freshman year at KU.

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me from others at my position is that I am a very intelligent player, rarely out of position, tackle well, and play fast & physical. 

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

When breaking down film on opponents first and foremost I look for tendencies. What are we going to get on this down and distance. Who are there go to guys. Certain formations present certain plays. Things like that is what i look for. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I have ever faced would be Robert Griffin III

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

I would compare myself to TJ Ward for the Denver Broncos. Our style of play is very similar. 

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

My biggest obstacle I had to overcome was when KU denied me releases to transfer and them ultimately releasing me from the team. I ended up going back home to take some classes at a local community college and working while I sought out options to get into another school so I could play football. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No pre-game rituals. 

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my intelligence on the field. 

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness playing at a small college. 

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

I would tell a GM that all I am looking for is an opportunity to prove I can play football on Sundays with the best athletes in the world. I have and will continuously work to improve my play as a player, ultimately becoming a better player so I can contribute to an organization. I love this game and willing to take the necessary steps to be on an NFL roster. Let me show you what I can do. 

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player growing up would probably be Randy Moss or Jerome Bettis and my favorite NFL team is the Kansas City Chiefs. 

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

Three people I would have dinner with if I could would be Kid Cudi (Scott Mescudi), Denzel Washington, and Will Smith. 

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