July 23, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Liam Rowan, Newman High School

Liam Rowan is a 6’0 215lb Linebacker from Newman High School in New Orleans, LA. Liam is a very talented and smart player, he has an aggressive style to his play with a nose for the ball. He can time his blitz counts well and shoot the gaps for tackles in the backfield. With good size and strength, he is able to drive through his tackles. Liam was an all-district linebacker and led his team in tackles with 58 for his Junior season.


Height: 6’0

Weight: 215

Squat: 400

40 Time: 4.75

ACT: 25


Checkout his highlight tape:



When did you start playing football?

I first started playing football when I was about 6. I played in the Carrolton youth football league.


What do you love about football?

I love the contact and how it’s a team sport. Everybody has to work together to do their job. I love accountability and the pace but definitely the physical aspect of it. It’s my favorite sport.


What are some of your strengths?

My physicality, my play in the box, and just reading plays and stopping the run. Being a leader knowing the plays and where everyone is supposed to go.


Anything specific you’re working on this off-season to improve on?

I’m working on my speed and agility and trying to gain some more weight. But definitely trying to focus on being the quickest I can be.


What would your coach say about you?

My coach would say that I’m probably one of the hardest workers on the team, and the most passionate and how I come in everyday with a chip on my shoulder.


Heading into your senior year what are you looking forward to the most?

I want to win a State championship. Bring Newman a first championship. As captain, I look forward to being a leader for my team and lead by example by giving 110% every play, and not taking any plays off. Trying to push everyone to be the best as possible to play for a state championship.


Any camps for the summer you plan on going to?

I plan on going to the Tulane camp, Ole Miss camp, and hopefully a few others.


How do you feel your spring practice has gone so far?

My spring is going pretty well. Played a lot better than I did last season. I’ve been focusing on my speed and quickness and it’s definitely been paying off. We lost a lot of players last season but we all stepping up and coming together. Our spring game is at home this year against Ellender.


What would you like to major in while in college?

I would like to major in Business.


Twitter account: @lrowan38