by Stephen Garcia
February 6, 2012 –
LAFM: For starters, what’s your current height, weight, and forty time?
TG: I’m 6’5”, my weight is 245, and my forty time is 4.96.
LAFM: Are you originally from Louisiana?
TG: Yes, I’m from Harvey, Louisiana.
LAFM: Which teams did you root for growing up?
TG: My favorite team is the Giants.
LAFM: When did you first start playing football?
TG: I first started playing football when I was seven.
LAFM: Has it always been a big part of your family? Have you had any family members who have played football in the past?
TG: Yes, my dad and uncle played football for Grambling. My dad went to the NFL, he played a year for Pittsburgh and a year for Kansas City.
LAFM: Do you play any other sports?
TG: Yes, I play basketball.
LAFM: What position?
TG: I play forward.
LAFM: Do you play any other positions besides tight end?
TG: I play tight end and some defensive end.
LAFM: Is there anyone in college or the Pros that you look up to or try to model your game after?
TG: The main person is Jimmy Graham.
LAFM: What do you think is your biggest strength as a player?
TG: I run block pretty well, run blocking is my biggest strength. Also, I can go up over smaller defenders and get the ball.
LAFM: What part of your game are you trying to improve upon most?
TG: Getting my speed up.
LAFM: Have you been to any camps at this point? If so, which ones?
TG: I went to LSU camp this summer as a defensive end. I went to Louisiana Tech camp as a tight end. Those are the only two camps I went to this summer.
LAFM: Have you heard from any coaches or received any offers?
TG: The coaches I’ve heard from are ULM, Prairie View, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling and Alabama State.
LAFM: Which schools stick out right now at the top of your list?
TG: Arkansas-Pine Bluff and ULM.
LAFM: Is playing close to home a big factor in your recruitment?
TG: Yes, it’s a very big thing because it’s just me and my mom. I want my mom to be able to come see my games and not have to travel as far.
LAFM: Have you thought about what you might want to study in college?
TG: Mechanical Engineering.
LAFM: What are some goals you’ve set for next year?
TG: Go to college and establish myself on the team as a good player, fight for some playing time and get used to the college game.
LAFM: Which school is your favorite to play against, or which game gets you the most fired up each year?
TG: The game that got me the most fired up every year was against O. Perry Walker.
LAFM: What are some of the most memorable games or plays you’ve been a part of?
TG: The most memorable is at Neville in the playoffs. I think it was a 4th and 3 and I caught a 29 yard pass that set us up for our only score of the game.
LAFM: And lastly can you give us your current GPA and ACT score?
TG: My current ACT score is a 20 and my GPA is a 2.4.