National Scouting Combine https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com Comprehensive Standardized Professional Assessment Mon, 09 Sep 2019 01:41:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 https://i0.wp.com/www.nationalscoutingcombine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/cropped-NSC_SHIELD_LOGO.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 National Scouting Combine https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com 32 32 132199100 2019 National Scouting Combine prospect, James Young II, DB from McKendree University https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com/2019-national-scouting-combine-prospect-james-young-ii-db-from-mckendree-university/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:16:59 +0000 https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/?p=211500

First off I’d like to give praise glory and honor to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for blessing me with this interview

James Young II | McKendree University | Defensive Back
Twitter: CampaignJYoung
Instagram: districtyoung

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose McKendree University?

A: Well I had a scholarship to go to Indiana State University out of high school but I ended up going juco at Iowa Central Community College. Had multiple D1-D2 offers after juco and I chose Iowa State. I was there for about a month and due to some personal issues I had to leave and come back home and at the last minute I was blessed to attend McKendree University a division 2 school located in Lebanon IL.

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: Seeing myself grow, the player I am now is a completely different player I was my freshman year. I noticed how much better I got, how stronger and bigger I got, how my confidence went up, and how much faster I got. Just witnessing how much better I got every year is a great accomplishment. I haven’t even hit my prime yet.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at McKendree University.

A: Well one of the greatest coaches to coach me was my defensive back coach, Coach Harrison, and he really taught me a lot about being a great DB and a lot of life lessons I will remember for the rest of my life. He always use to tell us “if you go inside you better win” and that saying meant a lot to us.

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?

A: I majored in sociology with a minor in psychology and if football didn’t work out I want to go to Law School and become an attorney.

Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: Probably the level of confidence I have and how I keep the energy of the team up. I know for a fact the person lining up across from me isn’t better than me so I’m going dominate whoever it is whether it’s a WR or RB. I always use to tell the defense “turn that juice up”, or I’m running around yelling in practice to keep everybody hyped. So that made the energy not only  of the defense high but the whole team high and made us play at high level.

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge was the amount of people that doubted me. When I started playing football I was never the biggest person on the field so a lot people doubted me telling me “I’m too small” or “I’m not fast enough” and I never let that get me down it just added fuel to the flam. I had to prove people wrong all my life. A lot people, even coaches, doubted me and told me I couldn’t do this or I couldn’t do that and all that does is make me go harder. I have something to prove, I go so hard in everything I do because people doubt it, I love proving people wrong.

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: My speed, my level of confidence and work ethic. Not being a top prospect in the draft convinces me that I have to work twice as hard as those who are. I have to do way more because the odds are already against me. I have to get more reps, I have run more sprints because I’m already not in the position as most guys. I know my speed can play a key factor on any professional team, I’m a 4.4 – 4.3 type of guy. I believe I’m the best corner in D2 football, not trying to be cocky I’m just confident.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: Both of my parents, I was blessed to have both of my parents in my life and they always made me a better person. From improving my relationship with God to staying out of trouble, they really showed me how to work hard and how to work for everything in life, nothing will be given.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Every first Friday of every month, my church takes a bus to downtown Chicago and we feed the homeless. I was apart of that until I had to go back to school.

Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what were your expectations?

A: I train with the best trainer in the south suburbs of Chicago (Coach Lacey) Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, working non stop on quickness, agility and speed. I also lift weights Thursday- Sunday, which benefits my strength and conditioning.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement would be making a professional team roster, whether it be NFL, CFL, or AFL. I just want to show people that it doesn’t matter your size or what people say about it, if you put God first in your life he will guide your steps in whatever you want to do. I have a story to tell and I want to share it with the world.

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2019 National Scouting Combine prospect Ryan Frahm, OL from Lakeland University https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com/2019-national-scouting-combine-prospect-ryan-frahm-ol-from-lakeland-university/ Wed, 10 Apr 2019 01:12:30 +0000 https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/?p=211467

Ryan Frahm | Lakeland University | Offensive Lineman

Twitter: frahm_ryno79
Instagram: frahm79

https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/player/ryan-frahm/

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Bethel?

A: I was got in contact with Lakeland through my highschool coach. I went to a school visit and liked how the program expressed their bother hood within the team. My career at Lakeland started off by switching to the OL,  I played mostly DL throughout highschool. I was the second string my freshman year to learn. The last three years I started 29 games.

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: The biggest accomplishment in my sports career was breaking the record for yards per game in D3 history my Jr. year. The team broke a ton of school records that year and the skill players got a lot of recognition for it. The OL group was proud that we could set the stage for them. It was a special year for the program.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Bethel?

A: My coaching staff taught me that in both life and football to understand that I can only control my actions and choices. When a game was not going as planed, the coaches would always remind us to control what we can, do our individual jobs, and trust one another.

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?

A: My major is criminal justice, and my plan for when football is over is to go into law enforcement.

Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: My teammates would say that I am determined and selfless. I have fought through many phyiscal battles to be on the field during games. Off the field I do whatever is needed to be the best I can be.

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge was having to let my shoulder heal after surgery. While I supported my teammates, it was hard not training that off-season. It was a long 6 month recovery until I could even begin to lift again. Once I was able to, I had three months to get my strength back before camp. I entered camp breaking my past PR’s in three lifts.

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: My biggest strength is my mental ability. I bring a certain mentality to the table that most do not have. Additionally on the field, I have played against many different kinds of defences and know how to beat them. I have made game time decisions/adjustments with my coaches because I knew what was going on.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: Most influential person is my grandpa. He has taught me how to work hard for what I want and do what needs to be done. He always puts everyone else first and sacrificed everything to help others.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Currently I am mentoring some youth students as far as their athletic and academic careers. I have done this the past couple of years to show that even the kids from northern Wisconsin can have a chance to get into the big college programs. I do this because if I had someone show me it was possible and what steps to start taking back then, maybe I could have had bigger program offers. I am also working on becoming a volunteer firefighter in my community.

Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations?

A: I have prepared for the combine by lifting correctly, eating proper food, and mentally being able to handle any outcomes.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement is to be able to live off football and make a difference in others lives.

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2019 National Scouting Combine prospect Chase DeMoor, DL from Central Washington https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com/2019-national-scouting-combine-prospect-chase-demoor-dl-from-central-washington/ Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:16:38 +0000 https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/?p=211463

Chase DeMoor | Central Washington UniversitY | LB/DL

Twitter: @hbk_chase
Instagram: @hbk_chase
Player Profile:
https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/player/chase-demoor/

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Central Washington University?

A: I was fortunate enough to attend a small high school where I was faced with a lot of diversity by being one of the only African American students that attended. One of the biggest challenges that I faced was breaking the curse of my high school with many of the athletes being complacent with attending the local D3 university. During my senior season, I had interests from WSU, however, due to issues in my family I was not able to attend right away. However, later on in the year, I was able to attend the College of the Siskiyou a junior college in California, to play under head coach Charlie Roach who became the father that I never had. While playing for him for two seasons, I was offered many d1 and d2 scholarships to continue my academic and athletic careers. These include offers from University of Nevada, Alabama A&M, SAU, and University of Central Florida. However, being away from home I chose to attend Central Washington University to continue my careers. While at Central Washington I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by great players and coaches alike that helped me exceed and prosper on the Gridiron. While playing I was able to win 2 rings including an undefeated season with the chance to play for a national championship against Texas A&M Commerce. I was also fortunate enough to have great talented players around me that helped me break the school NCAA single season blocked kicks record. Because I was surrounded by a great group of guys I was able to be recognized as 2018 ST Player of the Year.

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: My biggest accomplishment in my career is to be able to give back to my community. I was able to do this by what is known as “Power of the Jersey.” This means that by being a college football player I was recognized as a higher individual in the community. The things that I did had a greater impact on not only myself but the youth as well. These things include community service by picking up garbage in my community, volunteering at multiple charity foundations, as well as, participating at local elementary recesses to be a positive role model to young students. I feel as though I provide hope to students that grew up in the same area that I did and show them that just because you’re from a small town doesn’t mean that your dreams have to be small. My greatest accomplishment is seeing the joy in my family’s eyes with how proud they are of me and my growth to become a man of God.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Central Washington University?

A: At Central Washington University, we have what are known as core values. These include relentlessness, integrity, accountability, loyalty, and brotherhood. These things I will take with me through the rest of my life because I firmly believe these are the stepping stones of what turns a boy out of high school into a man who is a college graduate. The most influential coach in my lifetime was my junior college, head coach, Charlie Roach. He showed me the path I had to take in order to be successful not only on the football field but in life. He did this by showing me the importance of the classroom first. He also showed me the true meaning of tough love. Because of this, I dedicated my final game in my college career to him.

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?

A: My major is Psychology with a focus of adolescence and a minor in Criminal Law. If football doesn’t work out, I plan on joining the Seattle Police Department to pursue a career in law enforcement until I retire which I would then like to counsel children.

Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: I believe my peers would say that because of my work ethic I was able to overcome much and they would be amazed with how quickly I can adapt to changing environments. On the field, they would say I am big, fast, relentless, and physical. Off of the field, they would say that I have outstanding character. As well as, an intense desire to be successful.

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: At the age of 10 years old, my 3 other siblings and I lost our father. Because of this, I was forced to watch my mother grieve and struggle to provide all of us with a stable life. While watching my mother go through many abusive relationships, I knew I had to begin training myself so that another man could never put hands on my mother again. Because of this uncertain future, there was a lot of pressure on my older brother to have to grow up quicker than the rest of us. A lot of people are not built for that pressure and eventually it got to my brother and he spent a lot of time locked up. As the second oldest male, all of that pressure fell to me as a challenge. Because of this, I was able to grow strong and have my head on straight at an early age. This allowed me to see my future and my goals, the only thing that I had to figure out was how to get there. I took this as a challenge and decided in my head, no matter the circumstance, no matter what the situation may be, I will find a way. After I made that decision, I never looked back. I will continue to succeed until one day my mom doesn’t ever have to worry about another man putting his hands on her or another dollar again, no matter what I do in life.

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: The biggest strength that I will bring to a professional team is being under the radar. I feel as if with my talents as an athlete with my strength, size, speed and intelligence of the game a lot of teams may overlook me because I am from a small school. Therefore, whatever team chooses me will be in for surprise and will not regret the decision to pick me up.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: I have many influential people in my life. The 2 most prevalent being my grandfather and Bob Carlson. Bob Carlson, because he raised one of the most amazing humans I have ever met, Victoria Carlson, and brought her to me. He has shown me outstanding love and compassion to the likes I have not known since losing my own father. He became and still is the father that I have always wanted. And my grandfather, Donald Lee DeMoor, God bless his soul, he practically raised my brothers and I. He showed me what it takes to be a man and how to lead a family, the right way. His lessons will resonate inside of me for the rest of my life. Because I know, each and every day, he is looking over me. Just as I know he is with me at every practice and every game. He will continue to be with me through any and every major moment in my life. I hope that one day, I can be half the man that he was. I will continue to do everything in my power to make him proud and that is why on every pair of cleats I own, I write, I promise. Before he passed away, I made a promise to him that no matter what it takes, I will take care of this family.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Yes, through my university they provide many opportunities to give back to the community. As well as being a partner through Starbucks, I am able to pay it forward nationwide, often.

Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what were your expectations?

A: The way I am preparing for the Nation Combine, as well as, my pro day. I am training 6 days a week, 2 to 3 times per day, with my trainer TForce Athletics, in Seattle, Washington. My expectation going in is to simply dominate.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement in life would be that when my time on earth is up, that I left a long lasting positive impact on the lives of everyone I was fortunate enough to meet and that they will look back and see me as something more than what I am.

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2019 National Scouting Combine prospect Cody Demers, Receiver from Merrimack College https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com/2019-national-scouting-combine-prospect-cody-demers-receiver-from-merrimack-college/ Thu, 28 Mar 2019 03:33:10 +0000 https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/?p=211281

Cody Demers | Merrimack College | Slot Receiver / PR

Instagram: cdemers22

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Merrimack?

A:   The recruiting process that I experienced out of high school before committing to Merrimack College is one of the reasons I play with a chip on my shoulder and work so hard to this very day. I led my high school to a Division I State Championship, and I was named Offensive Player of the Year in Massachusetts. Despite my excellent high school career, I felt like I was harshly under-recruited because of my size and I took that very personally. I was recruited by three Division II schools in the Northeast-10 Conference: Merrimack College, Stonehill College, and Assumption College. I had preferred walk on spots from the University of New Hampshire, Sacred Heart University, and Central Connecticut State University. I ultimately chose Merrimack College because I had a great connection with the Head Coach Dan Curran, and the scholarship that he offered me would benefit my family the most. I also knew that Merrimack’s offense was highly dependent on the slot receiver. I felt like I would fit into their offensive scheme well, and I wanted the pressure of being the guy that the offense depended on most in crucial situations. That turned out to be true in many games and committing to Merrimack College was a great decision. I finished my career as the 3rdbest receiver in school history and was part of many great team wins. My senior season I was selected to the First Team All-Conference and I lead the league in both receptions and receiving yards per game. I was also selected to the All-Region Team and I was invited to play in the FCS National Bowl in Daytona Beach.

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: My biggest accomplishment so far is finishing my college career as the third best receiver in Merrimack College history, in addition to being named First Team All- Conference and being selected to the All-Region Team.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Merrimack?

 A: The most important thing that I learned from my coaches at Merrimack is that football is a lot like life. If you’re someone who is going to take short cuts in the weight room, in the film room, and on the field, you are most likely going to take shortcuts in your personal life and at your job in the future. They taught us not only to be good, hard working football players but also good, hard working men off the field too.

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?

A: I recently received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.  If football does not work out, I plan on acquiring my EIT License and getting a job as a Structural Engineer.

Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: I believe my teammates would say that I am a great leader and motivator. I think they would say that I am someone who is extremely competitive in whatever I’m doing, whether it is at practice, lift, or during a game. I believe they would say I am someone who not only pushes himself to be a better football player and person but tries to push those around him to do the same. 

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge was taking engineering classes and playing football. Balancing a rigorous academic and athletic schedule taught me how to manage my time and be extremely disciplined. I met with academic advisement and went to open tutoring hours weekly so I could stay on top of my work. On many occasions I had to sacrifice my social life so I could perform well in school. While doing all of this was a challenge, it allowed me to have a clear head once I stepped onto the football field.

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: Versatility is definitely the biggest strength I could bring to a professional team. I consider myself a great slot receiver because I know how to find holes in the defense, create separation in man coverage, catch balls in traffic, make people miss, and make plays with the ball in my hand. In college, I played on all special teams and made many tackles on kickoff and punt returns. I also provided great field position in the return game on punt return and kick return. At the end of the day I’m not just a receiver; I can and will be whatever position is going to get me on the field. Ultimately, I’m always looking to help the team win.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: The most influential person in my life is my late grandfather. He always pushed me to be the best I could not only in football but in school as well. He always stressed to me that there should be a balance of effort in the amount of time I invest in my education and in athletics. He showed me how to be a man and how to be self-sufficient and self-motivated. He always had a saying, “It’s never a sign of weakness to receive help from others, but if you ever need a hand the first place you look is the end of your arm.” He has made me the man I am today.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: During my time at Merrimack College, I volunteered at a local soup kitchen called Bread and Roses in Lawrence, Massachusetts where I would help serve meals to the homeless. I also participated in literacy night at a few middle schools in Lawrence as well. Some of my teammates and I would read to kids and do activities with them after school during the offseason.

Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what were your expectations? 

A: I have been training extremely hard since the day that my season ended. I have been training 5 days a week, 3 to 4 hours per day at Exceed Training in Westborough, Massachusetts. In addition to my training there, I go to Hot Yoga at least once a week to maintain my flexibility. I have been working as hard as I ever have and I expect to be one of the top receivers in this combine. I am confident that my numbers will be better than most receivers in the NFL Combine particularly in the pro-agility, 3 cone, and bench.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement would of course be to make an NFL roster. This has been my dream since I was a kid and I have been working tirelessly to make it happen.

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2019 National Scouting Combine prospect, Raymond Doh, DL from McDaniel College https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com/2019-national-scouting-combine-prospect-raymond-don-dl-from-mcdaniel-college/ Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:14:50 +0000 https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/?p=211083

Raymond Doh | McDaniel College | DE/ EDGE

Twitter:@Allstarray
Instagram:@rayycash

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose McDaniel College?

A: I’m a juco kid, I went to Lackawanna college out of highs school and redshirted. I learned so much from the older players up there and the coaching staff from there. Ultimately transferring to a closer to home location in McDaniel College formerly known as Western Maryland more so for academic purposes. 

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: My biggest accomplishment was playing for a nationally ranked defense.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at McDaniel College?

A: Controlling what you can control and keep grinding no matter what the situation. There will be adversity through out a game but also life as well but how you respond speaks volume , you have to keep pushing through.

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?

A: I’m a social work major , I also have plans to obtain my masters in psychology & specialize with mental health; primarily with athletes 

Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: Being approachable , being the teammate they know they can count on ,  being the guy they know is already ready to go, also being the brother and support system off the field 

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge would be balancing my schedule , sometimes being a student athletes isn’t as easy as it may seem , staying up late studying for a quiz / test but having workouts in the morning isn’t fun , but study hall helps , it gives me a scheduled time to do my necessary work. 

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: My biggest strength is my versatility to play multiple positions I can be used in multiple defensive fronts. I feel as my athleticism , size,speed and length gives me an edge 

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: Lebron James, his story once it’s all said and done will be great , on and off the court he’s a phenomenal person and athlete.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Yes I intern at a rescue mission , which is a food pantry operated by men in recovery , and I also work at the local boys and girls club as a mentor 

Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations?

A: I train 5 days a week with my trainer and former teammates 

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: To get invited into a camp 

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2019 National Scouting Combine prospect Tyrell Thompson, Defensive Tackle from Tarleton State University https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com/2019-national-scouting-combine-prospect-tyrell-thompson-defensive-tackle-from-tarleton-state-university/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 06:06:08 +0000 https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/?p=210964

Tyrell Thompson | Tarleton State University |  DT DE OLB

Twitter: @manchild254
Instagram:@thompsont95

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Tarleton?

A: My college career was unlike most. I started at Blinn College (TX) but due to lack of focus in the classroom I went home to refocus. In January 2016 I transferred to TVCC (TX). After completing a season there I had many offers but didn’t have the grades to go D1. So I went back home in hopes to complete classes and go D1. That didn’t happen so I was at home working at Chick-fil-A and in comes Tarleton one day. Took a visit that Saturday was enrolled on campus that next Monday. I knew Tarleton was home the moment stepped on campus. It’s an amazing university and it’s only growing. I was blessed to be a 2x LSC First team selection as well as a 2x First team All-Region selection and 2x All-American. All while leading our team to a 12-1 record as a senior.

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: biggest accomplishment would be being selected as team captain my senior year. We had some talented players and leaders and being chosen by my coaches trainers and team mates was truly an honor.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Tarleton.

A: Honesty. I knew at Tarleton if Coach Whitten (HC) or Coach Patton (DC) said they were gonna do something I knew it’d get done. Definitely taught me what a mans true word means.

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?

A: majored in Kinesiology. If football doesn’t work I plan to go back to get and get my masters while being a GA somewhere. And then get into coaching.

Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: I feel my teammates would say I’m a hard worker. Always first one in last one out. I lead my example. Quiet guy but likes to do everything right.

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: Biggest challenge has been organization and time management. I’ve learned that time is a horrible thing to waste which I why I wake up every morning thank God and give everything I do 110% no matter what it is

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: Honesty. Loyalty. Hard work. Grit. Pro scouts should consider me because no matter what I’m always going to compete no matter what my role is. Scout team practice squad special teams I’ll do it all and give the best look and my all at everything I do.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: My parents together. They work as a team and I know no matter what they always have my back. They’ve sacrificed so much and spent so much on me and I just want the chance to show them that all their hard work and time wasn’t for nothing.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: I currently am in the early process of setting up a camp/ 7on7/ linemen challenge in my home town and surrounding areas. Also working with my trainer and church to start going out to schools and speaking to young men and women. Also would like to go out to local high schools and speak to athletes about the importance of academics as well as athletics at their age.

Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations?

A: I’m currently training everyday 5-6 hours. Running lifting conditioning and stretching. I expect to preform well During the combine and put up great numbers and then build on that heading into pro day.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement would be to be on a team come kickoff of the 2019 season. I would love to be drafted but if not I would like to be signed or brought in for a rookie tryout and then grind my way to the 53.  If the NFL doesn’t work I’d love to try the CFL or even AAF. If all else fails go back to school and become the best coach possible.

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2019 National Scouting Combine prospect RJ Goodwin, Linebacker from Notre Dame College https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com/2019-national-scouting-combine-prospect-rj-goodwin-linebacker-from-notre-dame-college/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 02:11:47 +0000 https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/?p=210953

R.J. Goodwin |  Notre Dame College

Twitter – rjgoody47
Instagram – rj_good45

Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like? My college career was filled with life lessons and learning experiences. I was blessed enough to have great coaches and teammates who I won a lot of games with during my career. Coming out of high school I had no offers from any level just interest from D3 schools and Notre Dame College. A lot of schools over looked me because I played D-Line in high school and was undersized. But, I decided to go to NDC because Coach Mental always kept in contact with me and eventually convinced me to come to NDC, I liked the coaching staff because they were honest and understanding, also I felt like the team was very family oriented. My freshman year I played D-End and redshirted. I quickly realized that I had a better shot of playing if I moved to linebacker, so I was able to switch to linebacker. After switching to linebacker I became a 3 year starter, 2 year all-conference, and a 2 year captain.

What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far? My biggest accomplishment in my sports career is easily leading my team to winning a conference championship and leading us to Semifinals of D2 playoffs.

What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at? One of biggest things I learned from the coaching staff is how to become a better leader and the importance of being patient.

What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out? My major was Sports Management and I have a minor in Marketing. If football doesn’t work out I want to become a scout for a NFL team and then work my way up to becoming an executive for a team.

What would your teammates say about you and your qualities? My teammates would say that I was great leader who led by example and I gave them my all every practice and game.

What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it? My biggest challenge was becoming a captain my Junior year and having to learn how to get out of my comfort zone. I do not talk too much so I had to learn that it’s not how much you say to lead your team it’s when and how you say something that really helps. I also had to build a genuine relationship with almost everyone on the team which was something I wasn’t used to doing but once I started it got easier to do.

What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you? My biggest strength that I can bring to a professional team is my discipline and hardworking attitude. Pro scouts should consider me because I am hardworking player with a lot upside and I will do whatever it takes to help my team win games.

Who is or has been the most influential person in your life? The most influential person in my life is my father because he taught and trained me to become the best person I can be.

Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community? I have done many volunteering opportunities with my football team. Also I have been mentoring kids from my community in my hometown Cincinnati, Ohio since I have started high school. The kids that look up to me are one of the motivations I have to play professionally, I want to show them that dreams do come true if you work hard for them.

How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations? I am preparing for the combine by training with Grant Butler, he is the strength and conditioning coach at Notre Dame College. Also I have been training with Mark Harris from Raw Talents. My expectations are very high because I know I can compete with anyone at my position and I feel like my rigorous training is giving me an advantage in preparation for the combine

What would be your ultimate achievement? My ultimate achievement would be to play professional football no matter what organization or league. And once I get to the organization, working my tail off to earn playing time at any position the organization wants me to play.

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2019 National Scouting Combine prospect Diondre Pace, Offensive Lineman from Benedict College https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com/2019-national-scouting-combine-prospect-diondre-pace-offensive-lineman-from-benedict-college/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 23:46:26 +0000 https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/?p=210940

Diondre Pace | Benedict College | Offensive Lineman

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Benedict College?

A: The recruiting process for me was very slim. I didn’t have any major offers but was being recruited by a few D3 and Junior Colleges. I ended up attending an junior college my freshman year and red shirted. It was not until 2015, when I attended Benedict a 4 year College. I chosed Benedict because of the coaching staff, it had my major and they offered me a great scholarship.

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: My biggest accomplishment was being able to overcome the different junior college’s, play in a bowl game and obtained an full scholarship.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Benedict College?

A: What I consider to be one of the most important things that I learned from my coaching staff was being willing to accept tough criticism and being accountable for your actions.

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?

A: My major is business management and my ultimate goal is owning my own business/ an entrepreneur.

Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: What my teammates say about me is that I am laid back ,very quiet but vocal when I need to be and a beast on the field. I am coachable, willing to learn accept criticism and I make changes to develop into a better player and person.

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge is my weight I tend to get over looked because of my size that is the only thing that is holding me back.
How I am managing it is putting in the hard work in my work outs, watching what I eat and making wise lifestyle food choices.

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: My biggest strength is I am a quick learner and pro scouts should consider me because I am versatile and can play any position on the offensive line.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: The most influential person in my life is my mom, as a single parent she instilled in me the drive, determination-not to give up and most important faith at a very young age.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Yes I am currently an intern and mentor at a sports performance company in a nearby city in which I help train, encourage young aspiring football players. .

Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations?

A: I am preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine by watching what I eat and working out 4 times a week after I get off work. My expectation is to get an invite to a NFL camp or any professional team.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement would be to play in the NFL, take care of my family and be inducted into the Hall of fame.

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2019 National Scouting Combine prospect Tyler Castillo, Wide Receiver from Colgate University https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com/2019-national-scouting-combine-prospect-tyler-castillo-wide-receiver-from-colgate-university/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 22:41:21 +0000 https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/?p=210946

Tyler (Ty) Castillo | Colgate University #10 | WR/DB/ATH

Twitter: TCW_X

Instagram: TCW_X

 Q: Tell us about your career and what the recruiting process was like.  Why did you choose Colgate?

A: I’ve been playing football ever since I was in 3rd grade and immediately fell in love with the sport.  I had 9 offers out of high school and chose Colgate primarily because of the chance to meet my athletic and academic goals I had set for myself.

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: I would consider my biggest sports accomplishment as being a 3 time patriot league champion along with the All League and All American accolades.  

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?

A: I majored in educational studies and if football didn’t work out, I would pursue coaching at the collegiate level.

Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: I think my teammates would say I am a team guy who works extremely hard.  I know they will see my leadership qualities in being a good teammate but also a better person.

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: I think my biggest strength that I would bring to a professional team would be my football knowledge and ability to play multiple positions.  I’ve played many different positions in my football career and I have the knowledge to know what each position is intended for as well as knowing what can attack certain positions best so thats why I believe pro scouts should consider me.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: My parents have been the most influential people in my life.  First my mother because she’s such a strong independent woman.  She never takes no for an answer and continues to work towards her dreams each and every day.  My father for being there mentally and physically at each and every sporting event I had in my life.  He is the one who motivates me and works out with me to ensure I am in the best playing shape possible.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/“pay it forward” in your community?

A:  Throughout college, I have went to the local public school in town to give back to the community.  Being that Football is the biggest sport at Colgate, the kids loved the football team the most whenever sports teams came to their school.  The past 4 years, “adopt a classroom” has been an exceptional way of letting the Colgate Athletic Community give back to the less fortunate.

Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what were your expectations?

A: I have a trainer from North Carolina who specializes in combine/camp testing and drills.  He has been sending me a workout plan over the past month to prepare for this years BSN National Scouting Combine.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: My ultimate achievement would be to play professional football in the place where I have the most opportunity, and ultimately play for an organization who believes in me.

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2019 National Scouting Combine prospect Sean Russell, WR from Liberty University https://www.nationalscoutingcombine.com/2019-national-scouting-combine-prospect-sean-russell-wr-from-liberty-university/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:54:14 +0000 https://www.beyondsportsnetwork.com/?p=210936

Sean Russell | Liberty University | WR

Twitter: NA
Instagram: angelopierre84

Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like?

A: I didn’t have a recruiting process. I trained at a facility in Nashville and when I went off to college I decided to walk on the team. I was one of 3 people that made the team.

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: My biggest accomplishment in my sports career would be my comeback after tearing my ACL. That was a very painful experience to go throw because I thought my entire sports career was over after my injury.

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing?

A: The most important thing I learned from my coaches during college would be team work. During our daily doubles in college was bey difficult, having to wake up early every morning and doing workouts then going to classes and having to come back to workout again. We had to learn to lean on each other and encourage one another not to give. Quitting sometimes looked really enticing but knowing that this was bigger than yourself always kept us motivated.

Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?

A: My major was in Professional Communications, after college I was planning on working for an organization by the name of Compassion International. I was going to go on tours to promote them and try to get people to sponsor kids that are in need in third world countries.

Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: I would say my teammates would say that I am a very passionate player. I bring a lot of excitement and energy to the field.

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: The biggest challenge that I’ve gone through, I would say I’m not quite out of it yet. It’s something that I am currently going through now, but I know I will come out of this on top because that’s what I’ve always done

Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?

A: My biggest strength that I would bring to a professional team would be my speed and my work ethic. I will always strive to be the best that I can be, I don’t need anyone to motivate me I can motivate myself.

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?

A: The Lord has blessed me with many influential people in my life. I feel like the most blessed man to have had met these men and women. I would say the most influential person though would be my friend Ryan. His story is truly amazing. He’s my best friend, my trainer and a person I strive to be like.

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Charity and giving back has always been something that I’ve wanted to be involved in. Coming from a third world country I know the hardships that other people around the world are facing everyday that we here in America will never have to experience. When I make it into the league I want to start a sports camp for inner city kids to try get them on the right track. I want to show them that there are other paths one can go that doesn’t involve drugs, gangs and violence.

Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations?

A: I train twice a day. I wake up at five and do my morning workouts. Then I go off to work after my workout, after work I do another workout. I try to eat 4-5 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on top of breakfast lunch and dinner to maintain my weight.

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?

A: Making it to the NFL would be the ultimate achievement and truly a blessing and a dream come true.

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