September 16, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Da’Mon Perkins

Da’Mon Perkins is a senior defensive back from Scotlandville High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has the ability to play sideline to sideline in coverage over the top, and can also come down into the box in run support. The 5’10 160lb athlete is no stranger to contact, racking up 44 tackles and also adding 3 picks last season.

 

When did you start playing football?

I started playing when I was about seven years old.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball, but I stopped when I was about ten.

How did you get your start playing football?

My older brother, I was at one of his games, he played for Madison Prep.

Have you always played DB or have you played any other positions?

When I was little I played free safety and center, because my team needed a center, so I helped then out.

Who would you say some of your biggest influences are?

Jamal Adams, because he’s a run stopping safety, that can cover every receiver in the league, and I feel like I can do that too.

Let’s go back to last season, what were some of your goals last season?

My goal last season was to be better than the season before that.

Did you meet those goals?

Yes sir.

What goals do you have for this year?

Hopefully sign a scholarship to a school, and make it to the Dome and win.

How are you working to achieve those goals?

Working hard, working on my communication with my teammates.

Have you been to any off-season or summer camps?

I went to the Boot Showcase, and I went to the LSU camp.

What style of play would you say best describes you?

Aggressive!

Do you think attitude is a factor in winning?

Absolutely, if you have a negative attitude, you can bring that on someone else. Your teammates can feed of your attitude.

What do you think is a strength in your game play?

My tackling ability. I feel like I can tackle anyone.

Do you do anything within your community to help it?

I can’t remember what the program is called but I do a daycare that helps children.

What is your go to music before a game? Something that gets you hyped?

This musician called Lil Baby, I like to listen to him, I like the song “Never needed no help”