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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Asanti McCrae, RB, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Asanti McCrae is a quick running back that has overcome quite a bit

Asanti McCrae is a quick running back that has overcome quite a bit

NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.

What is your name? 

Asanti McCrae

What is your Height/Weight?

5’10 185

What is your position?

RB/PR/KR

Where do you play college football?

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Had a chance to clean my church out for a whole summer, also participated in helping clean and talk to younger people at the boys and girls club. And I’ve helped kindergarten kicks learn how to read.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

It had to either be systems of safety or industrial hygiene but they both had me praying a asking for strength.

Where are you from?

East Anchorage Alaska

Who is your role model, and why?

Life, because I’ve learned so much.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yeah I used to play basketball but I was too fast for kids and played like it was football. 

Did you play any other positions in football?

Yeah punt return 

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

My first step quickness, downhill vision. And I look at myself from a coaches perspective to see where I need improvement. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Probably would have to say Devante Booker and Andre Johnson

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

Arian Foster, because he’s smooth and he’s patient

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

I got into huge car accident in which I flipped my car 3 times wearing no seat belt. I woke up from the wreck with a bible on the lap. I got through it by my support and that same bible that was on the lap.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yeah I have to pick out my game outfit the night before the game.

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

There’s not as much publicity for small schools as of big ones so that definitely plays a huge role.

What is your biggest strength?

My vision and ability to make people miss

AsantiWhat is your biggest weakness? 

I would say get a little more faster 

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

I’m very ambitious, a good work ethics and could be a good asset to the team

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

I had two, the Eagles and the Raiders. My favorite player had to Michael Vick

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

Alex Elle, Angela Simmons, and Britney Renner 

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Man I might have to pay these loans back before I do anything with my money. At least that would be the smart thing to do… But I want to but my parents and grandma a house.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi? None
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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