Publish Date: 05/21/2021
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
1- What is the best thing about playing football for the Landmark Eagles?
I’d say the best thing about playing for Landmark is the brotherhood we have between players. The season doesn’t last forever, everybody has to hang up the cleats eventually, but the bond I’ve made with a lot of my teammates will be there forever.
I’ve heard from a lot of coaches personally at the NAIA and d2-d3 level mostly invited for official visits or invitations to summer camps or combined. There’s been some interest from D1 schools as well. I just want the opportunity to play somewhere and I’ll be grateful for any opportunity to play at the next level.
The tournament in Florida is the goal every year. When I wake up in the morning to lift weights that what I’m thinking about. In practice throughout the season, everything’s done with that goal in mind, we just have a lot of competitive guys on our team determined to win.
I try not to dwell on the teams we can’t play or don’t have the opportunity to play. My focus is on the 14-15 games that were scheduled for, we gotta work to get where we need to be and can’t really afford to focus on anything other than that.
I don’t think there’s any one team in our league that I want to beat the most. I try to just take everything week by week during the season. There are plenty of teams or schools I want to try and beat the brakes off of and get revenge on but I do my best to focus on what I need to do and not let emotion get the best of me.
I’ve just been a one-sport athlete for all of high school, football season never really ends for me. After the last game of the season, I’ll relax for a week and then I’ll get back on it, in the winter and spring I’m always trying to grind and perfect my craft in the offseason, lifting weights, condition, etc.
For pregame music, I usually go with older stuff. Enter Sandman by Metallica and “In the Air Tonight.” by Phil Collins will always be my go-to songs to get hyped up.
My favorite class is probably English. I’ve been thinking of majoring in it.
Pass blocking is definitely harder in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of this past off-season trying to master different pass-blocking sets to keep my QB safe. There are just so many ways you can get beat in pass blocking, d lineman use bullrush, swim move, club, rip move, and a lot of other methods. There are big dudes that just try to brute force their way through the line, there are quick guys that try to speed around you, and there are guys that are a mix of both, I just watch a lot of film and try to adapt to what my opponent will try to beat me with.
It’s the Bengals, I’m excited to see what Joe Burrow does with Ja’marr Chase.