20 Questions with QB Ian Brian from Catholic High
by Katherine Smith
LAFM: Name, Grade, Position & School?
Ian Brian, 12th Grade, Quarterback, Catholic High-Baton Rouge
LAFM: Height & Weight
LAFM: 40-yard dash time?
LAFM: How long have you played QB? Were you always a QB?
Since I was 6 years old. Yes.
LAFM: Is there anyone in your family that played ball at a High School, College, or even professional level?
Father – David Brian – Wide Receiver – Catholic HS & Baton Rouge HS
Mother – JoAnn Brian – volleyball, basketball & softball – St. Anthony HS
Uncle – Brad Brian – Point Guard – Basketball – LSU
Uncle – Malcolm Brian, Jr. – Guard – Basketball – Northwestern State
Uncle – John Landry – Baseball – Istrouma HS & MLB (Pittsburg Pirates)
Cousin – Brett Brian – Football – Mandeville HS & Southeastern La. Univ.
Great Uncle – Frank Brian – Basketball – Guard/Forward – LSU & NBA
LAFM: Wow that is a long list. Did these family members have any influence on you playing sports?
Yes, but especially my father and mother who showed great interest in me developing as an athlete.
LAFM: Have you gone or are you going to any college camps, if so where?
Have already gone to ULL, Southern Miss, Northwestern State; going later this summer to South Alabama, Tulane, and maybe some others.
LAFM: What do you like most about football?
I like being able to run the offense and feel the excitement of the fans on Friday nights.
LAFM: What do you need to work on as a Quarterback to play in college?
I believe I have all the tools to be a college quarterback. I just want to keep improving on my decision-making.
LAFM: What is your strength at playing QB?
I face adversity very well throughout the game. I feel I have strong leadership ability.
LAFM: What college & professional team did you grow up loving?
LSU, Alabama, and the Saints.
LAFM: Who do you look up to or view as a role model in quarterback position?
Drew Brees because although he’s not the tallest quarterback in the league, he still finds a way to be successful.
LAFM: Who is your favorite all time Catholic football player?
LAFM: What has it been like working with Boots Garland? And how has he influenced your playing?
It’s been a joyful ride. Ever since I was nine years old, Coach Boots has always known how to push me to become the best I can be on and off the field–even with his cheesy catch phrases.
LAFM: Favorite school subject?
LAFM: What do you want to do professionally when you’re finished playing ball?
I want to do something sports related, but I am not sure yet.
LAFM: What are your three favorite colleges in Louisiana and why?
LSU because I have always been familiar with the school. ULL and Tulane because they have shown interest in me as a player.
LAFM: Did you participate in any other sports? Why did you choose football?
Yes, baseball, basketball, and also track. It was the sport I enjoyed the most and felt most at home playing.
LAFM: Do you have any superstitions or routine/something you do before every game?
No, I don’t believe in superstitions. We are responsible for our own actions.
LAFM: Where would you like to play college ball?
At the college that I feel will benefit from me the most and from whom I will benefit as well–the school where I will feel most at home.