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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Demarlon Morris, DB, Texas A&M Commerce

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Demarlon Morris of Texas A&M is a very solid cornerback that could gain looks from NFL teams

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What is your name? 

My name is Demarlon Morris 

What is your Height/Weight? 

I’m 5-11 and weigh 180 pounds 

What is your position? 

I play Cornerback

Where do you play college football?

 I play football at Texas A&M Commerce in Texas.

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

I always spend time with my church when I go back home cleaning up downstairs in the kitchen or anything they need me to do. I also give money to homeless on the street every time I’m home because it always someone in need out there.

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

The hardest class I ever took in college was honors math I’m more of a reading and talking person.

Where are you from?

I’m from Chicago Illinois

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model would have to be president Barack Obama. I feel as he was able to fight threw all the adversity he had to overcome to be president and he’s also confident in himself. He has been a great leader in my opinion.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played all 3 sports baseball, football and basketball.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played about every skill position to play in high-school ,started at QB, played WR and RB. I was all city first team as a safety as a Jr. and Sr. year leading nation with 13 interceptions my junior year.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

What I think separates me more is my instincts and ball skills. I’m always looking to be Alert and hoping ball is throw my way.

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

When I’m studying receivers film I look at how fast they are going on certain routes I’m watching the yards they run to eliminate routes that they run like (if I’m playing off man at 7-10 yds and they run past 5 yards two routes are eliminate the slant and quick hitch ) so it helps me to focus on route recognition early.
 
When studying other corners film I look at there focus and there technique so I can become better or gain more knowledge that I didn’t know. I also study how I can separate myself from others and what I can do to be different . Example: While watching corners film if their pressing and press with opposite hand or outside hand or did they close in on receiver fast enough and how well they play ball in air .I’m always trying to learn how to become better.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

I would have to say a JUCO receiver named Cody Saul he played on my team and was an all American JUCO receiver when we played. Maybe Vernon Johnson as well he was with Lions last year.

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

I would have to say I would mock my game to Richard Sherman mixed with Patrick Peterson skill set. I say Sherman because he brings that competition and always trying to make a play also, he’s a smart player. I also say Patrick Peterson because he’s really athletic and good and can play other positions.

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

My biggest obstacle was having to stay strong and keep going after my dream. I had to try to make something out of myself and for my family after the separation of me from my parents at the age of 3. I found a love for the game 6 yrs later and always promised to push threw even without my parents.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

My pre game ritual is praying and staying focus on making plays for my team.

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is working hard and making plays .

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is not trusting what I see the first time.

Demarlon Morris of Texas A&M is a very solid cornerback that could gain looks from NFL teams

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

If you were a GM I would introduce myself first, than I would tell you I grew up in Chicago Illinois my whole life on the south side always stayed in school and chased my goal so that I would be able to talk to a GM one day. I’m going to Always be willing to work hard and make plays for the team and also I will be there for my teammates so I can become a better leader in anyway I can. I will respect the coaches ,the team and also the organization as well as the community and fans. Hard work pays off and that is what You will get from me.

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

My favorite player growing up was Larry Fitzgerald because I played receiver at the time he was always scoring and was exciting to watch each week. Devin Hester was one of my favorites as well as Deion Sanders .

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

The 3 people I would have dinner with is A president from 1800s, my brother who is alive and my daughter. I would choose these three people because I would like to know more about the 1800s from a leader and I chose my brother and daughter because they mean a lot to me .

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

The first item I buy will probably be a house for my mom and for other family members so they would have a place to go and won’t have to be on the street.

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