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What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
5’9” and 178 pounds.
What is your position?
I play CB, kick return, and punt return. I can also move to WR.
Where do you play college football?
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
Boise State, SDSU, Fresno State, and UCLA
How did you choose your school?
I really had a connection with then DB coach Marcel Yates. He was the first coach to tell me that he really believed in me, we clicked on all levels.
Where are you from?
Los Angeles, CA
Who is your role model, and why?
Derek Jeter. I know he’s a baseball player, but this man did it the right way. No scandals, no steroids, no off-field issues while playing for one of the most famous franchises in sports. Derek Jeter did it the right way and that is how I am going to handle my career.
Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?
I keep in contact with the Steelers scout on regular and I’m hearing that the Rams, Chiefs, and Cowboys are starting to take look at me.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Before football, I was a real good baseball player. My dad and I would hit the field every day to practice. I pitched and played SS. I also played travel basketball in Carson, CA.
Did you play any other positions in football?
I played a lot of WR my senior year HS, over 800 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns that year.
I believe my skills are second to none. My footwork, my ball skills, my coverage is all top notch. I am a very consistent player. I am also able to move to slot WR, return kicks, and return punts. My speed allows me to be able to be used in many different ways.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
I look for tendencies, hand signals, familiar formations and how the WR is with and without the ball.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
I would have to say that going up against Matt Miller every day in practice was harder than guarding most WR’s in a game situation. He’s big, runs great routes and has the best hands in college football.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
I see myself as a Brent Grimes type of player. He has a similar build to mine, he’s very smart and very athletic. He got his opportunity and look what he’s done with it. I plan on doing the same thing!
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
As a high school player, most colleges told me that I was too small, too skinny, or not P12 type of guy. I made it a point to prove every one of them wrong when Boise gave me the chance to play college ball at a DI level.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Yes I do. I’m a high energy type of guy, so I’ll be listening to music and dancing a lot. I’ll also will be getting the guys pumped up too.
What is your biggest strength?
My agility, quickness, endurance, athleticism and my overall knowledge of the game. I like to out think my opponent, get inside his head and know what he’s going to do next.
What is your biggest weakness?
Sometimes I tend to over think sometimes.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
Whichever team takes me this year will be getting one of the most versatile athletes in this draft. I am a guy that can do it all; return kicks and punts, play outside or inside to cover the smaller, faster slot receivers and I can most definitely go over to the other side of the ball and make plays as a slot receiver. I went to college, I did my job without getting in trouble, I am the ultimate team guy and a leader in the locker room. Give me the opportunity and you will not regret it.
Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?
My favorite player was Randy Moss for sure and my team has always been the Colts.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Steve Jobs, Fredrick Douglas, and my childhood friend Neko Sanders who was struck by a car in 2012 and soon after passed away.