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Recruit Spotlight: FB/LB Greg Echols, West Monroe High School, Class of 2014

January 13, 2014

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Greg Echols-Property of LAFM

By Reid Althage

LAFM: Name, position, school?

My name is Greg Echols, and I play FB/LB for West Monroe High School.


LAFM: Current height and weight?

5-10,  225 lbs


17 ACT   3.3 GPA

LAFM:  max bench, and max squat?

I bench 385 lbs, and I squat 615 lbs.


LAFM: How did the season go for the team?

We made it to the 2nd round of the playoffs, but wanted to go farther. Although it did not go the way we wanted, the team played and worked really hard.


LAFM: What has been your best game this season? Know any stats?

My best games were probably against Barbe and Denham Springs. I stepped up and played really well in those games. Ha, I did not know the stats. Nobody showed me, and I did not care to look. I just played hard and wanted to do good.




LAFM: How did you play this past season?

You know before this season I had some personal situations to deal with and did not even know if I would start. I knew it was going to come down to what I put into it. I not only started, but felt I really contributed to the team.


LAFM: Who is your favorite football player of all time?

Well for college I would have to say Trent Richardson, and the NFL I would have to say Ray Lewis. Both of them are so good because they step up when it is time to step up. They grind and work hard in whatever they do. They make sure everybody understands whats going on. They make their teammates better.


LAFM: How old were you when you started playing and where?

I just turned 7 when I started to play junior tackle at Riser Elementary.


LAFM: Do you have any family members or friends that have had a big influence on you as you play football?

I have many people who have had a big influence on me. One major person was my cousin Don Brown. We grew up in the same household together. Like me, he played FB for West Monroe. He was a competitor who always played hard. He let me know at the end of the day that I needed to do what I needed to do. My grandfather was another who influenced me. He was the first person to put a ball in my hands.


LAFM: If football does not work out for you, what do you see yourself doing? Have you thought of a major in college? Why?

I would like to go into education, and maybe try to coach a little bit.


LAFM: Are there any schools that are recruiting you? What do you like about them? Would yo ubeinterested in walking on or juco?

I have no schools recruiting me as of now. For now, I would really like to stay here at home and take care of my family.

LAFM: What made this years team special?

It was special becoming a family. Not just learning schemes, working out, practicing and playing games. I enjoyed hanging out with these guys outside of football. It was fun making special memories.

About Reid Althage

Reid is from Harvey, LA and went to Brother Martin High School. He played men's NAIA soccer at LSU Shreveport for his first 2 years college. His junior year, Reid transferred to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a Sports Administration Degree. He started with LAFM as an Intern in April 2013 and was hired in October. Reid loves anything to do with sports (Saints, Pelicans, and Liverpool FC Fan), the outdoors, and family/friends.