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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Matthew Ellis-White, DB, Wingate University

Matthew Ellis-White Wingate University
Matthew Ellis-White the versatile defensive back from Wingate University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.
  • Name: Matthew Ellis-White
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 185
  • Position: Safety and Cornerback
  • College: Wingate University
  • Twitter: @Sauxegotti

What is the best restaurant in your hometown city? 

  • Kelz Kitchen

When breaking down your film what will stick out? 

  • When analyzing my film consistency will be the first thing to stick out

If you won the lotto, what is the first thing you would do with the money? 

  • If I won the lottery My first purchase would be a portfolio of Bonds and T-Bonds

What has been your biggest failure? 

  • My biggest failure has been taking life for granted at a young age

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

  • My teammates would say my best quality is my response to criticism bad or good

Who is the hardest working teammate on your team?

  • Without a doubt Trevor Grant

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?

  • Mascot, got the nickname in 6th grade working out with the middle school team, the coach thought I was trying out to be the mascot turns out I was one of the most talented 6th graders the name still sticks with me today (True story)

What is your degree in, if you do not make it as a football player, what is your dream job? 

  • Finance degree and I plan on being an Financial analyst or a broker

What is your coolest life moment? 

  • Coolest moment in my life is witnessing the birth of a new life

What song would you sing at Karaoke night? 

  • At Karaoke, I would sing Van Damme by Bankroll Fresh

If you could pick any actor to play you in a movie, who are you picking? 

  • If I had to choose an actor to play me would be Wesley Snipes

Who is your favorite football team? 

  • The Atlanta Falcons

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

  • *Warning Automatic Start Up*

What is your biggest fear? 

  • Biggest fear in life is Death

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

  • Robby Anderson

Take us through game day, How do you prepare? 

  • Wake up as early as possible take an Epsom salt bath, eat a healthy breakfast, get back in bed but I listen to music until its time to report

Do you have any hobbies? 

  • Video Games and Minor Investing

If you had to compare yourself to someone in the NFL, who would that be? 

  • Quandre Diggs/Tyrann Mathieu

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

  • The biggest influence on my life has been my Father, every step of the way he’s always believed in my talent when others haven’t

What motivates you to work hard?

  • I wasn’t always the most naturally gifted athlete growing up so from early age I knew I had to do something to set myself above the rest and that mentality has brought me here

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

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