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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Neville Hewitt, LB, Marshall University

neville 1Every 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?

Neville Hewitt

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 228

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Marshall University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?


How did you choose your school?

I went to a junior college where I was recruited by Tod Hartley who recruited me when he was at georgia..he got a job at Marshall and I felt like Marshall gave me the best opportunity to play right away  

Where are you from?

I’m original from Silver Spring, Maryland I move to Conyers, georgia in 8th grade and lived there until I went to junior college

Who is your role model, and why?

I always looked up to Ray Lewis…just love the way he go about his business

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

No I have not met with any

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball and did high jump in track

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played running back in high school…I played safety all four yeah of high school and my freshmen and sophomore year of JUCO (junior college)

At your position, what separates you from others?

I play with energy and enthusiasm…

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

I look to see how certain plays can work with different personals…also look for different lil things that people do to give away if it’s going to be run or pass

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Probably Storm Johnson in high school , In college I’ll say the running back #28 at Louisiana tech

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

As a safety I would say I would fit a similar style as Kam Chancellor and I’m not sure who exactly I would compare myself too..I kinda tried to imitate sean Taylor for a while and just play with passion and enthusiasm

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

When my mom went to prison and I was left with her ex boy friend..who later stop doing things for me and having to be in the house with light or word sometimes and having to take a shower at school and making sure I ate school breakfast and lunch to make sure I ate…my friends and there parents help me over come my struggles.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I pray before the game and go out to the field before the team goes out and do 50 push up and I put on vaseline on my entire body

What is your biggest strength?

nevilleI know play linebacker and safety…I can move very well in space…

What is your biggest weakness?

Not the strongest when it comes to upper body strength

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

I’m accountable and reliable will make my play when given the opportunity presents its. I be a leader on and off the flied. I’ve been s captain on every single team that I’ve played for. I understand how to leading by example and verbally lead the right way to motivate my teams. I also understand that becoming a leader is a process and if I’m blessed with the opportunity I will demonstrate one how good I am and how to well of a leader I am.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Sean Taylor is my favorite player
Then it’s Ray Lewis

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

My Mom, Sean Taylor, Obama


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