August 18, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Jeremiah Ridley

Jeremiah Ridley is a 6’4” 242lbs four-star junior that plays both on the offensive and defensive line from Homer High School in Homer, Louisiana. Ridley is the 11th ranked defensive lineman in his 2020 class in the state of Louisiana. Ridley tested 10/10 in height and 8/10 in strength.

When did you start playing football and when did you start to love playing football?

I started playing football when I was eight and I started to love playing football as soon as I started playing peewee football.

What are some life lessons you have learned from playing football?

Some life lessons I have learned from playing football is that it separates the boys from the men and that should not come into a game mentally weak. Football has kept me out of trouble and has developed me into a better person.

What kind of football player are you?

I am a leader, I am enthusiastic, and I am an aggressive football player. As a leader my junior year we did not have many seniors so somebody had to step into that role. I am enthusiastic because its fun to me and I love football I love to get other people going. I am aggressive because as a lineman especially one who plays both sides of the ball you have to be aggressive.

What is the best game you have ever played in so far?

Houma vs Arcadia last season was a back and forth ball game that came down to the last second, we ended up winning by four.

Do you have any hobbies outside of football?

I like to play the drums, video games, and I like going to the weight room.

Why would you prefer being a defensive lineman at the next level?

Because you can get real nasty on the defensive line, you can use your hands more, and be more aggressive.

What is your greatest strength on the football field?

My hands, speed, and stamina are my greatest strength. The reason why my hands are one of my greatest strengths is because I do a lot of handwork and I feel like no one can block me because of my hands.

What is a part of your game that you are trying to improve?

I am working on getting faster, stronger, and more mentally prepared for football.

What are your goals for your senior year?

I want a 1-A championship ring in football.