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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: John Repp, DB, Langston University

John Repp of Langston University has been used at safety and backer

NFL Draft Diamonds has interviewed some of the best small schoolers to make it to the NFL.  Last year our team interviewed over 750 players from NAIA to the FBS.  This year we went to NFL teams scouts for every question on this interview.  Ten NFL scouts who are avid readers of Draft Diamonds put this interview together for our reader’s pleasure.  We hope you enjoy this interview, with another potential NFL draft prospect.

•    Name: John Repp
   •    Height: 6’2”
   •    Weight: 205
   •    Position: FS/OLB
   •    College: Langston University 
   •    Twitter: John_Repp2 

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

  • I am from a small town where everyone knows what is going on so I stay on my P’s and Q’s at all times
List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?
  • Strength and Conditioning, Practice and Film Study. I chose this order because you first have to prepare your body and mind for war then study your opponent on how to dominate each rep that is played.
What do you worry about, and why?
  • I worry about not being good enough, I strive to be the best at anything I am doing whether I am playing cards or taking a test in class.
Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?
  • I had a situation where I was a credit shy the semester before the season and had to sit out do to being ineligible. It wasn’t caught till late but I grinder for the whole year and got my grades right so I could finish out my college career.
What do your teammates say is your best quality?
  • I bring a whole different type of energy to the field. I have ran the same defense for 5 years so my teammates could look to me and know I knew what to call
Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?
  • Chris Mclenden my sophomore year, he played running back at Oklahoma Panhandle and was drafted into the NFL.
What would your career be if you couldn’t play football?
  • I would be a coach of some sport. I have always been involved in all sports growing up and very well prepared to lead young kids to success
Room, desk, and car – which do you clean first?
  • I would have to clean my room first. That’s my happy place, and i have minor OCD so it needs to be in order.
If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?
  • I would chose three strangers, my family members would know where I am coming from and would probably do the same thing.
If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?
  • B-Rad in Malibu’s most wanted. I would turn that movie up to a whole new level.
Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?
  • Adversity happens on a daily basis and I choose not to measure how hard something is, I just strive to get through it.

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

  • My granny, she passed when I was young and she never got to see me grow up.
If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?
  • White Chocolate
Who is the most overrated player in the NFL?
  • I can’t even say, they are all doing something I would love to do so props to them.

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

  •  I would rather be liked. Respect can be earned in many different ways.
What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?
  • Stevie Clark, played basketball against him and highschool and he was the truth.
Do you love to win, or hate to lose?
  • I hate to lose.
Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?
  • My Dad, he has bee the biggest role model and leader I could have asked for growing up.

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 [email protected]

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