January 21, 2019

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Diamond in the Rough: Devin Charles

Devin Charles is a 6’1 265lbs left tackle and defensive end at Lafayette Christian Academy in Lafayette, Louisiana. Charles can bench press 295, squat 415 and cling 275. Charles registered 4 tackles in the Louisiana Gridiron Football bowl game.

How long have you been playing football and what do you love about football?

I have been playing since I was in the 6th grade and what I love about football is the brotherhood that comes with the team and the contact.

What has football taught you about yourself as a person?

Football has taught me that I am a real friendly violent person.

Do you have any role models?

Tyron Smith of the Dallas Cowboys and Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams.

What is the best game you ever played in?

Our semi-finals game this year against Southern Lab.

Are there any other hobbies you enjoy besides football?

Lifting weights is probably my favorite hobby outside of football.

What are your strengths on the field?

My biggest strength is my footwork.

What do your coaches say about you?

My coaches have told me that I am not the same player that I once was and that I have improved a lot since I started, like where I am at now is that I am a high caliber player and that I am a real good teammate.

Why should colleges recruit you?

I can make any team better.

What have you been focusing on trying to get better at?

My upper body strength.

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

I really enjoyed myself it was a really good experience meeting new coaches and players from different parts of the state.

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