May 30, 2020

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Diamond in the Rough: Tyran Cassie

Tyran Cassie, a 4-star running back, plays for Assumption High School and grew up in Napoleonville, Louisiana. He is the definition of a student-athlete as he scored an impressive 20 on his ACT and finished with a 2.9 GPA which he is looking to improve. Tyran squats 465 pounds, benches 300, and was rated 10/10 on his footwork. In talking with Tyran, it is clear he is leader both on and off the field so it was no surprise to hear he was awarded First Team All-District. This young man looks to inspire others, better himself, and be connected within his community beyond the game of football. Be sure to keep your eyes on Tyran Cassie!


When did you start playing football and what made you stick with it?

“I started playing football when I was 4 years old and I am in love with it. I got to have it. It is just the feeling and I like playing because it takes my mind off a lot of things and it makes me feel good.”


How has football helped you most?

“Well to be honest it made me a better person because a lot of people look up to me. A lot of little kids and older people are always telling me that I am doing and I am a nice young man. I talk to a lot of coaches and I think my personality.”


You said a lot of kids look up to you, so what words of advice do you have for them?

“Do good in school and keep your grades up. Keep grinding even outside of football by lifting weights, running and working out but keep up with your schoolwork because that should be the main priority.”


Since school was mentioned, have you thought about a college major?

“Yes, Kinesiology because I want to come be the head coach at Assumption High and you know come back to make it an even better place.”


How have your coaches impacted you?

“They push me…all day, every day.”


What qualities make you a good teammate or leader on the field?

“Everybody knows that I am always willing to work whether its lifting or on the field. Everybody wants to workout with me because I guess they just like me and look up to me. I even have other seniors that look up to me on the team.”


What is a personal goal and a team goal you have for this season?

“Well my personal goal to rush for 1,500-2,000 yards but my team goal is for everyone to play together, don’t doubt one another, and play hard as a team.”


What things have you been working on to play at the next level?

“I would say my personality and my actions because I used to be a little childish before but now I am more mature and that happened last year. I mean you can see on and off the field with me because I take everything serious and understand there is a time to have fun.”


Do you have any hobbies outside of football or do you play other sports?

“Yes, the other things I do are powerlifting which I am actually pretty good at and I used to play baseball but I gave that up to really focus on football. There was a lot of showcases and got invited to a lot of colleges around baseball season. Honestly, one of my favorite hobbies outside of football is fishing. I love it and I go with my dad all the time and we have talks about football, the future, and college all the time.”


What is your biggest motivation?

“I would say my mom because she knows me like the back of her hand. It would have to be her like she knows when something is wrong and she tells me to keep my head up, keep moving forward, and don’t let anything hold you back.”


So, who has influenced you most in life?

“My dad has truly influenced me a lot in football and in life.”


Who is your favorite NFL player and why?

“Marshawn Lynch because he keeps truckin’ and keeps going. He doesn’t do all the dancing stuff he just tries to get as many yards as he can every play. I like how he finds the right cuts, hits the hole, and just goes for it.”


What is something the readers might not guess about you that you would like them to know?

“I am really into church and stuff because when they look at football players they aren’t worried about that. People might pray and stuff but you know keep God first at all times.”


Last question, what is your game day hype song?

“Hmmmm…it will be NBA Young Boy, Slime Mentality.”