January 21, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Adam Blanchard

Adam Blanchard is a 5’10 175lbs senior quarterback at St. John High School in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Blanchard runs a 4.80 in the 40-yard dash, can bench 205, and can squat 335. Blanchard was 6-14 for 41 yards passing and 17 yards rushing with a touchdown in the Louisiana Gridiron Football bowl game.

When did you start playing football and when did you begin to like playing football?

I started when I was nine and I like it from the start.

What is your greatest strength and your greatest weakness?

I can extend plays with my feet outside the pocket would be my greatest strength. Although staying in the pocket and stepping up in the pocket would be an area that I need to work on.

Who is your biggest motivator?

My friend that goes Northwestern, he graduated from my school when I was a freshman. He is one of the hardest working people I know and he helps to motivate me a lot.

What has playing quarterback taught you about yourself?

That I can lead a group of people to the same common goal and that I can get everybody to believe in the same thing.

How do you prepare physically and mentally for a game?

Watching a ton of film and listening to music to get focused.

What do your coaches say about you?

That I am a born leader, although some coaches say that I need to be more vocal, they say that I lead by example more than vocally.

Why should colleges recruit you?

Because I have a lot of work ethic, I will do anything, and I will give you everything I got no matter what.

How have you improved since your freshman year of highschool?

My arm got a lot stronger, I got a lot stronger, I got really faster, and my new coaches helped me out a lot.

What did you think about the Louisiana Gridiron Football bowl game you played in recently?

It was a really great experience; they had a lot of great coaches and a lot of great players. I’m glad we got to play in front of a lot of new people, it was all in all a great atmosphere, and it was a fun game that was played. I’m really glad I did it.

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