by Mark Clements
July 21, 2011 –
LAFM: For starters, what’s your current height, weight and forty time?
JY: My height is six foot, my weight is 180 and my current 40-time is a 4.9
LAFM: Are you originally from Louisiana?
JY: Yes sir, I grew up in Sherwood.
LAFM: Which teams did you root for growing up?
JY: Growing up I was rooting, for college, LSU and Southern. My Pro team was Tennessee. I liked their colors.
LAFM: When did you first start playing football, and has it always been a big part of your family?
JY: I started playing when I was in little league, probably at like 12. Actually basketball was always a big part but football wasn’t really a big part. I just wanted to do it just for fun.
LAFM: So you said basketball is a big part, what position do you play?
JY: I play point guard.
LAFM: Is it just football and basketball or do you play another sport?
JY: I play football basketball and run track. I do the triple jump, the long jump, the 4×4 and the 4×1.
LAFM: We have you listed as wide receiver and a safety, do you play any other positions?
JY: I play wide receiver, safety, DB and sometime running back.
LAFM: Where do you see yourself playing at the next level?
JY: Either wide receiver or a DB.
LAFM: Is there anyone in college or the Pros that you try to model your game after?
JY: I look at Ochocinco’s play a lot. I like his quick feet and the way he talks noise and can back it up.
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?
JY: My biggest strength I think would be my smartness and how to get around stuff. My biggest weakness I think would be more explosive.
LAFM: Have you been to any camps at this point? If so, which ones?
JY: I’ve been to a few camps. I went to Alcorn and a few little camps on the side.
LAFM: Which colleges have you heard from so far?
JY: A few Ivy League schools, Nicholls called me, and Southeastern and Southern. And a few schools around here like ULM and ULL.
LAFM: You mentioned the Ivy League schools, is academics a big factor in your decision?
JY: Yeah, it’s really important. My mom said if I didn’t have a 3.0, I couldn’t play. So I had to achieve a 3.0 to play.
LAFM: Which schools stick out right now at the top of your list?
JY: Whoever is going to give me a ride.
LAFM: Have you thought about what you might want to study in college?
LAFM: Which school is your favorite to play against, or which game gets you the most fired up each year?
JY: This year is probably going to be Lutcher because it’s the most competition.
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