NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Garrett Willis, WR, University of Indianapolis
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
The University of Indianapolis
Where are you from?
St. Louis, Missouri
Who is your role model, and why?
Father, showed me from a young age that hard work gets you what you deserve and Never settle for anything less. Showed me that nothing is handed to you and you have to take it
Who was your favorite teacher?
High school: Ms. Palmer (taught me a lot about leadership and responsibility)
College: Prof DeGaris: Showed me the ropes in the business world along with getting the best out of me at all times. Holding to a higher standard
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Yeah,four-sport athlete out of high school. (Baseball, Track, Basketball, football)
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Aarion Penton in high school (DB)
Who is the most underrated player on your team?
Cole Sigmund or Joe Lambright (Linebackers)
What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?
Pressure by Stape and 3 problems
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Adam Thielen, small school guy but very efficient. Great route runner, great hands, playmaking ability, and tough.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Tearing my ACL the offseason going into my first year I was projected as #1 receiver
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Watch highlights and listen to music while warming up individually. Followed by my last turn up song before “Pressure” before hitting the tunnel.
What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?
Game sealing toe-tapping TD catch against Missouri S&T
What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?
Coolest experience was going up to the children’s hospital with some teammates and playing with them for a day.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?
St. Louis Rams
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose
My grandfather, Muhammad Ali, and Thomas Mitchell