Name: Allie Freeman IV
School: Ouachita Baptist
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
This past season I made it up in my mind that I wanted to be an All-American. I also wanted to be All-Conference, and win a conference championship. I was blessed enough to accomplish each one of these goals and more.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I believe they would describe me as the ultimate competitor. I never wanted to lose a single rep. But, they would also say that I’m a family guy, and that I treated each one of them with the utmost love and respect. Nobody is perfect, but I gave them everything I had.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
The first thing I really focus on when studying film is my body language. Always watching whether or not I’m in a good body position at the line of scrimmage. Then I focus on my ball get-off and route running. And when I am back to punt return or kick return, I study my vision. I try to see if I missed a hole that I could’ve cut through or watching my eyes when catching the ball and try to improve that for the next time.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I believe what separates me is my mental preparation. I’ve been able to develop a strong mind and a sound mind that has helped me build a lot of confidence in myself. I also believe that I truly give my all to the sport. I don’t want to have anything left when I step off the field.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I plan on staying in consistent and extreme shape to stay ready for anything and everything that could come my way. I have a training facility near my house I plan on using, and the local gym to stay strong and prepared.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I believe that something I will bring to a team is the ability to lead. I had to step into a leadership role this past year being the only senior and upperclassmen in my wide receiver group. I learned that I could be a leader and push guys to their limits and get their very best to come out at all times. I also will bring my competitive spirit and wise decision making.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
My final pitch would be that I’ve always been overlooked for what I look like. Coaches and programs were a little skeptical to give me a shot because they were just unsure whether I would hold up and be able to contribute. But people never could measure my HEART. I’ve got a lot of heart that has pushed me, motivated me, and made me more determined than ever to pursue my dreams. And I know that God always has a plan for me, and He has helped me exceed every expectation people have tried to put on me. I believe that no matter what happens, I will give you everything I have and then some. And I appreciate even being considered for this interview.