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Recruit Spotlight: Linebacker Jonathan Caside, Belle Chasse High School, Class of 2012

by Mark Clements

October 3, 2011 –

LAFM: For starters, what’s your current height, weight and forty time?

JC: I’m 5’10”, 205 and run a 4.79.


LAFM: Are you originally from Louisiana?

JC: No sir, I’m from New York – Long Island.


LAFM: Which teams did you root for growing up?

JC: Patriots. I didn’t follow that many college teams when I was young. I was just a big Patriots fan.


LAFM: When did you first start playing football?

JC: In third grade, I think I was nine.


LAFM: Has it always been a big part of your family? Have you had any family members who played football in the past?

JC: Yes sir, my brother played for Walker in 2003. And my older brother played in New York.


LAFM: Do you play any other sports?

JC: No sir, just football.


LAFM: Do you play any other positions besides safety?

JC: I play linebacker.


LAFM: If so, where do you see yourself being recruited?

JC: Linebacker.


LAFM: Is there anyone in college or the Pros that you look up to or try to model your game after?

JC: Ray Lewis – His intensity to the game, his love for the game and how he plays. He plays fast in everything which is the way a linebacker should play.


LAFM: What do you think is your biggest strength as a player and what part of your game are you trying to improve upon most this season?

JC: My biggest strength would have to be rushing the passer and the one thing I need to work on is covering.


LAFM: Have you been to any camps at this point? If so, which ones?

JC: I went to a Louisiana Tech camp this summer and the National Underclassmen Combine.


LAFM: Which colleges have you received offers from?

JC: No sir.


LAFM: Which schools stick out right now at the top of your list? Is playing close to home a big factor in your recruitment?

JC: South Alabama – Right now it’s still a growing program but it’s going to the Sun Belt Conference and I basically see it on the rise.


LAFM: Have you thought about what you might want to study in college?

JC: Sports medicine.


LAFM: What are some goals you’ve set for next season for yourself?

JC: I want to have 10 sacks and over 70 tackles.


LAFM: And for the team?

JC: State championship.


LAFM: Which school is your favorite to play against, or which game gets you the most fired up each year?

JC: Shaw – It makes it fun for me because I was at Shaw my freshman year and we lost to Belle Chasse. So it me it’s a big game because I go back against my old coach and former players.


LAFM: What are some of the most memorable games or plays you’ve been a part of?

JC: It would have to be South Plaquemine game of last year because it was my first time starting.


LAFM: And lastly can you give us your current GPA and ACT score?

JC: 2.75 and an 18.


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