February 23, 2020

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Diamond in the Rough: Lamaj Kendrick

Lamaj Kendrick is a 6’3” 225 four-star junior silver honor tight end with a 3.5 GPA from De La Salle High School in New Orleans. Kendrick is known for his insane athleticism at the tight end position with excellent hands, smooth route running and is not afraid to get down and dirty in the trenches as a blocker. Kendrick rated out a 7/10 in height, 8/10 in weight, 7/10 in speed, 7/10 in agility, 10/10 in hands, 10/10 in footwork, and a 10/10 in vision. Kendrick can bench 260 and squat 430.


When did you become introduced to the game of football?

I was introduced to the game of football at nine years old. My aunt took me to tryouts one day and I instantly fell in love with the game of football.

What are somethings that football has taught you?

Football has taught me a number of things. Some of the things I have learned is to never give up and to outwork the man competing for the same job.

How would you describe your style of play?

I would describe my style of play to be physical but also smooth. I say that because I’m going to punish the person in front of me but also run my routes as smooth as possible.

Who are some of your biggest influences?

Some of my biggest influences are my family, like my grandmothers who passed away and my mother.

I see that you play tight end, what made you decide to play tight end?

I saw that my dad played the tight end position. Also they’re underrated and don’t get enough credit in my eyes.

Are there any football players you try to model yourself after?

I try to model myself after NFL players like Zach Ertz and Travis Kelce who are my favorite players right now.

Do you play any other sports or have any hobbies?

Yes I play other sports my second sport is basketball. I play basketball to work on my hand eye coordination.

What is your greatest strength on the football field?

I have a lot of great strengths on the football field. My two most notable strengths are my physicality and my catching.

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

A part of my game that I’ve been trying to improve is my route running. I’m trying to improve that because in order to get where I wanna be as an elite tight end I have to learn how to get defensive players off me.

What are your goals for your senior year?

My goals for my senior year is to rack up offers, lead the underclassmen, and also win a state championship with my brothers.