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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Jerrime Neal, WR, Langston University

Jerrime Neal the speedster from Langston University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot!

• Name: Jerrime Neal 
• Height: 5’10
• Weight: 174
• Position: WR/Special Teams 
• College: Bacone College/ Langston University 
• Twitter: @JerrimeNeal

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

•  Houston is pretty big, I love to work with the kids at the Salvation Army boys & girls club

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

• Conditioning, practice, film , strength 

What do you worry about, and why?

• I worry about setting an example for the youth. Why? Because I never had that stable male figure, growing up in the Salvation Army helped out with that

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

• When my college stopped the program before my senior season it left me on my own to get back to playing college ball, I did just that with Langston University 

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• They would say my Hands and  route running ability 

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

• Patrick Bolton / Khadarel Hodge 

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

• I would be working with kids from the Salvation Army boys & girls club 

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first?

• Room

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

• A family member. Why? Loyalty. 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why?

• Chris “Everybody Hayes Chris”. Why? He never let anything really get to him 

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it?

• It was finding another college while sitting out due to the program closing. Why? Because you find a different motivation within yourself, never settling.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• Getting smoked in the 400m 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

• Catching passes against Prairie View A&M  

What song best describes your work ethic?

• “All the above” – Manio

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level?

• Being kind to people, helping others and being selfless. Cheering on others who’s winning before you.

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

• My childhood football coach. Why? He died the same morning he took me to school, Iast I saw him, that always stuck with me since 2004

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it?

• The Escape 

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL?

• Desean Jackson , my favorite player 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• Respect. Why? You don’t have to like me but you gotta respect the grind 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

• Chad Johnson. Why? He was gonna have a breakout season with Dolphins. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• Love to win. It feels good 

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

•Definitely my mom, growing up we didn’t have much, yet felt like I had the world 

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