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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jestin Love, DB, Central Arkansas

jestin loveDraft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jestin Love, DB, Central Arkansas
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
Out of High School approximately 6 or 7 schools were recruiting me Biggest schools being Arkansas and Ole miss but they didn’t offer me a scholarship and Arkansas State wanted to offer a partial scholarship.
Where did you choose and why?

UCA was coming off a championship year prior to my signing that made me decide on the University of Central Arkansas program.

Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
I’ve met with a few different scouts before the season most of them specifically talked about seeing me run a good 40 yard sprint
At your position, what separates you from the others? 
Versatility to play SS/FS/CB and Football IQ

Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?

QB tendencies, strengths and weakness of the quarterback, Is he mobile or pocket passer, pre-snap movements, WR tendencies, route combos, route speed, and route movements

Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?

Charles Clay when he played at Tulsa

If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?
Earl Thomas
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

The death of my grandfather he passed away during my recruiting process and He was my mentor/ friend/ father/ biggest critic and biggest fan and he was the rock that held the family together but through family support and faith my family and i pulled through

What system fits your style of play the best?
I like the 4-3 defense where i can come down hill or play deep out of a cover 3 look to make a play down field
What is your biggest strength?
 The hybrid safety corner skill of play
 What is your biggest weakness?
 Can over think situations at times
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I would tell him that I pride myself on Hard work ethic and that I am a firm believer in persistent positive action
Growing up, who was your role model? 
My role model was Ray Lewis, His style of play was magnificent to me
Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?
I like the Baltimore Ravens mainly because of their dominant defense. My favorite player was Deion Sanders because of his flash and showboat play making abilities.
With your first paycheck what would you buy?
If is big enough I would buy my mother a house

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