Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dasman McCullum, DE, Southern Mississippi

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What is your name?

Dasman McCullum

Where do you play college football?

Southern Missississippi

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

12 Schools Recruited me out of high school

How did you choose your school?

I chose Southern Miss because of the family atmosphere and it is close enough to home for my family and friends to come see me play

Where are you from?

Hebron, Mississippi

Who is your role model, and why?

Jamie Collins, Jamie and I played together at Southern Miss and he has worked for everything even though he is naturally gifted as an athlete

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

Haven’t talked to any scouts, heard they talked to my coaches

dasman 1Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played defensive tackle, wide-receiver and tight-end

At your position, what separates you from others?

I believe what separates me is my knowledge of blocks and the quick analyzes of the play

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

When scouting film, I look at O-Linemen stances to see if they give away pass, run, or play-action

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

ACL recovery, had to keep rehabbing and eventually the progress became better and better

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I have a chant I do in the locker room for my football team as my pre-game ritual

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is quickness and length

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is being undersized and leg strength

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

All I know is the only way to succeed is to give effort, effort is what got me here and effort is what is going to keep me here.

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

I probably would have dinner with Lebron James, Tom Brady, and A.J. Green

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