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Recruit Spotlight: OLB/FB Garland Sylvester, Central Lafourche High School Class of 2014

December 5, 2013

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Garland Sylvester-Property of LAFM

By Reid Althage

LAFM: Name, position, school?

My name is Garland Sylvester, and I am a DE for Central Lafourche High School.

LAFM: Current weight and height?

5-10, 225 lbs

LAFM: Current ACT score and GPA?

GPA 3.0

LAFM: Max bench, max squat, max clean?

My max bench is 295, squat 365, and clean 265.

LAFM: How did the season go for you and the team?

Although we went 4-6, it was a good season. I thought the team played hard and made each game competitive. We were really proud to beat Hahnville who came into the game as a heavy favorite.


LAFM: What has been your best game this season?

My best game was against H. L. Bourgeois. I had about 3 sacks and a bunch of tackles.

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

Ray Lewis- I just like how he is an aggressive player and a great leader.

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

I was 6 years old when I started playing in the pee wee league. Our team name was the Cardinals.

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

My dad has had a big influence on me. He has helped me a lot in my football career.

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

I would like to become a physical trainer. I enjoy helping others with physical fitness.

LAFM: What positions are you being recruited for? What is your favorite positions and why?

I will play FB or OLB in college, and I enjoy playing both. When playing FB, I get to block as well as touch the football. On defense, I enjoy getting to the ball and making plays.

LAFM: What was something special about your team this year?

Everybody on our team had a great attitude for each game. I can remember being in the weight room and realizing how super motivated our team was every week. We tried our hardest all season.

LAFM: Outside of football, what makes your school special?

The teachers and administration treat everybody extremely well. They always help when you need it. You can tell they want you to succeed and go to college.

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.