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Recruit Spotlight: WR/CB William DeLee, Catholic High School (Baton Rouge), Class of 2012

September 8, 2011-

William DeLee
William DeLee

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

WD: Height is 5’10”, weight is 185 and forty time is 4.62.

 

LAFM: Are you originally from Louisiana?

WD: Yes sir – Central.

 

LAFM: Which teams did you root for growing up?

WD: Definitely LSU. I was kind of a Notre Dame fan. Professional, what I kept up with was the Saints.

 

LAFM: When did you first start playing football?

WD: In the fourth grade.

 

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

WD: Definitely. My dad played college ball, my grandpaw played college ball. My dad played at Nicholls, my grandpaw played at Southeastern. My uncle played at Samford and my other uncle played at Millsaps.

 

LAFM: Do you play any other sports?

WD: I played baseball and I ran track, but I don’t play baseball. I started out with the hurdles and then moved to high jump.

 

LAFM: Do you play any other positions?

WD: I play cornerback and receiver now. I moved to cornerback last year. We were trying to get me more playing time because we had two seniors at safety last year.

 

LAFM: Which position do you think is your strongest and  where do you see yourself being recruited?

WD: Most likely wide receiver because I have better technique with that than defense.

 

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

WD: Not particularly.

 

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 next year?

WD: My biggest strength is probably stalk blocking. I’m probably the strongest on the team. What I need to work on is tackling on defense and technique on tackling.

 

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

WD: I went to the Peyton Manning Passing Academy and it was definitely a technique-builder.

 

LAFM: Which colleges have you received offers from?

WD: None that I know of.

 

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

WD: Nicholls – it’s where my dad went, it’s a small town and I know a lot of people from around there. If I got offered out of state I would go, but I would like to stay close to home in college.

 

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

WD: Biomedical Engineering.

 

LAFM: What are some goals you’ve set for next season, for yourself and for the team?

WD: Team goal is we want to go as far as we can. We definitely want to get past the first round, unlike last year. Personally, I want to lead the team in tackles on defense at least one game.

 

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

WD: Central. According to Coach Weiner there are gypsies riding on elephants, fire-breathers and sword followers. Other than that it’s a great atmosphere because our fans get really fired up. There’s a lot of hostility from Central, but that just drives us.

 

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

WD: Most likely Pine Forest of my sophomore year. I didn’t get in much that game but that was my favorite to be a part of.

 

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

WD: My current GPA is a 3.7 and the ACT score is 28.

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

WD: Height is 5’10”, weight is 185 and forty time is 4.62.

LAFM: Are you originally from Louisiana?

WD: Yes sir – Central.

LAFM: Which teams did you root for growing up?

WD: Definitely LSU. I was kind of a Notre Dame fan. Professional, what I kept up with was the Saints.

LAFM: When did you first start playing football?

WD: In the fourth grade.

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

WD: Definitely. My dad played college ball, my grandpaw played college ball. My dad played at Nicholls, my grandpaw played at Southeastern. My uncle played at Samford and my other uncle played at Millsaps.

LAFM: Do you play any other sports?

WD: I played baseball and I ran track, but I don’t play baseball. I started out with the hurdles and then moved to high jump.

LAFM: Do you play any other positions?

WD: I play cornerback and receiver now. I moved to cornerback last year. We were trying to get me more playing time because we had two seniors at safety last year.

LAFM: Which position do you think is your strongest and where do you see yourself being recruited?

WD: Most likely wide receiver because I have better technique with that than defense.

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

WD: Not particularly.

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 next year?

WD: My biggest strength is probably stalk blocking. I’m probably the strongest on the team. What I need to work on is tackling on defense and technique on tackling.

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

WD: I went to the Peyton Manning Passing Academy and it was definitely a technique-builder.

LAFM: Which colleges have you received offers from?

WD: None that I know of.

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

WD: Nicholls – it’s where my dad went, it’s a small town and I know a lot of people from around there. If I got offered out of state I would go, but I would like to stay close to home in college.

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

WD: Biomedical Engineering.

LAFM: What are some goals you’ve set for next season, for yourself and for the team?

WD: Team goal is we want to go as far as we can. We definitely want to get past the first round, unlike last year. Personally, I want to lead the team in tackles on defense at least one game.

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

WD: Central. According to Coach Weiner there are gypsies riding on elephants, fire-breathers and sword followers. Other than that it’s a great atmosphere because our fans get really fired up. There’s a lot of hostility from Central, but that just drives us.

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

WD: Most likely Pine Forest of my sophomore year. I didn’t get in much that game but that was my favorite to be a part of.

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

WD: My current GPA is a 3.7 and the ACT score is 28.

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