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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dante Absher, WR, Glenville State College

Dante Absher of Glenville State is the real deal. This kid could be a great slot at the next level

Dante Absher of Glenville State is the real deal. This kid could be a great slot at the next level

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Dante Absher 

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 190

What is your position?

WR/Slot 

Where do you play college football?

Glenville State College

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

The coolest thing I’ve done off the field was in the spring when I had the opportunity to read to the kids at school

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

American literature

Where are you from?

Sterling Park, Virginia 

Who is your role model, and why?

Antonio Brown, I love his work ethic, playing style, and hunger coming from a small school and most importantly how he’s humble and a man of god

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and baseball 

Did you play any other positions in football?

Punt return and defensive back

At your position, what separates you from others?

My route running, speed and catching ability 

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

As a defensive back unit I look for there coverage tendencies in our formations. I also look to see if the cornerbacks will rotate sides depending on the field or boundary or if they’re able to play both sides. I’ll look at each defensive backs playing style and find out what there strengths and weaknesses are such as aggressiveness, good/bad hips, zone or man guy, things of that nature. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Demetrius Quarles, he started cornerback for us my redshirt and freshman year after transferring from Miami of Ohio.

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

Stedman Bailey, his playing style is very similar. He takes huge pride in his crisp route running and making plays when the ball is in his hands. He’s hungry on pass and run plays and his blocking ability is great. 

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

When I got cut from this AAU basketball team in 9th grade, I promised myself I’ll never let anybody outwork me after that point and realized that nothing in life will be given to you, you have to go out and take it. 

danteDo you have any pre-game rituals?

Whenever I arrive in the locker room I take me headphones off and turn off my phone so I’m able to relax before the game! As a captain we’re the first to leave the locker room so that we’re out there for the coin toss after that I’ll make my way to the end zone to give thanks to the man above for giving me the opportunity to play Americas favorite game. 

What is your biggest strength?

My route running I take pride in it

What is your biggest weakness?

Being too aggressive, which is good but at times I feel as if I am too aggressive 

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

I am a very hard worker who’s willing to get everyone around me and my self better as well as doing whatever it takes for the team to win. And my work eithic and effort will be 110% everyday. 

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

Randy Moss/ Cowboys 

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

My grandma, Antonio Brown, Martin Luther King jr 

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

The first thing I would do is pay for my sisters education.

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NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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