July 23, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Adam Purser, Opelousas Catholic School

Adam Purser is a senior tight end at Opelousas Catholic School. He uses his height and agility to make blocks and help out the team. He has been playing football since second grade and has received multiple athletic awards in his high school career. After graduating he wants to attend college and major in architectural and engineering management. He puts everything he has onto the field and in the classroom and maintains an impressive 3.7 GPA. Adam has improved on his technique since last season and is still working every day to improve his skills even more.

Height: 6’4″

Weight: 250

Squat: 425

GPA: 3.7

ACT: 22

40 time: 4.8

When did you begin playing football?

  I started in second grade. Football is something my family has done my whole life. I grew up playing football. I have always played tight end since I was a little kid.

What awards have you won through football?

  My sophomore year I was All-District, junior year I was first team All-District, first team All-Parish, and second team All-State and my senior year so far I have gotten preseason All-State.

Do you play any other sports?

I played baseball my first 3 years of high school, I am not sure if I am going to this year.

What do you want to major in college?

  I plan on doing architectural and engineering managing.

What would your teammates say about you?

  I give it all I have every play and I always give 100% no matter how tired I am or how hard it gets.

Do you see yourself as a leader on your team?

  Yes, I do. I lead by example and I am a quiet guy so whenever I say something it carries with the others because they know how much I care about this.

What would your teachers say about you?

  I am quiet and I do my work lie I do in football. I give it my everything.

Who is your athletic role model?

  Travis Kelce the tight end on the Kansas City Chiefs. I love his play and how passionate he is for the game of football and he just inspires me to be who I am.

What has football taught you about yourself?

  It has made me who I am and has made me grow as a person. It has also humbled me and brings out something that not everyone knows about you that you can show on the field.

What have you most improved on since last season?

  My blocking skills as a tight end have gotten much better since last year. I was able to improve on this skill by talking with my coaches and going to camps. I worked on getting better technique and finishing my blocks every time.

What camps did you attend over the summer?

  I went to the UL camp, the Tulane camp, and Texas State camp.