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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Terry Horton, LB, Kentucky State University

terry hortonEvery 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?

My name is Terry “T-Rex” Horton

What is your Height/Weight?

I am 6’0 – 238 Pounds

What is your position?

Inside linebacker, 9 technique  outside linebacker

Where do you play college football?

Kentucky State University (SIAC)

Where are you from?

I am from Polk County Florida

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

Yes, scouts have met with me, they like my speed my first step is powerful a couple of teams like me at the 9tec Sam linebacker

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Played football and baseball growing up!

terryDid you play any other positions in football?

Played running back & fullback

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me from others at my position is my speed I’m effective from sideline to sideline, my specialty I am a run through defender

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

My Defensive coordinator( Vernon Dean) he played a big role my last two years in college, he taught me how to really break down and watch film. I focus on teams strong points what they like to do on first down and by the end of the week I promise I’ll know exactly what a team wants to do before they do it.

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

If I could compare my play to any player in the NFL it would have to be London fletcher, not the tallest linebacker but is effective in the run game a team leader a heavy hitter and also a play maker.

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

My first year in college I lost my grandmother was hard had to overcome it was ready to hang everything up but I remembered grandma always just wanted me to go so hard so that’s all I been doing.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pre game ritual, I take showers right before the games. My teammates find it weird but it’s me washin off all the jitters, the ups and downs I went through during the week of school, practice etc and I just visualize on making big money plays.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength has to be my mindset, I call it a grindset, I have great focus. when I focus on something it’s tunnel vision any and everything else just doesn’t matter once I put my focus into something.

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