Dante’ Hollis: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Dante’ Hollis
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I was able to go 1st team All American. 3x All American and 2x 1st Team All Conference.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My teammates would say that I’m dedicated and hardworking. I’m always looking to improve my game, they would say that I’m a great leader and always putting the team first to ensure success. I’m a great friend and a even better teammate. I have great communication skills and do well under pressure.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I typically focus on the small things such as, footwork, hand placement and the alignment of the defenders. I only focus on what I can control and continue to get better at it.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I’m always willing to learn and expand my technique. I feel like I’m going to always put my best foot forward and know how to get my team to rally. I also was blessed to start and play all 4 years in a tough conference (MSC) playing a lot of tough teams. I don’t allow many things to get me down, I always keep a positive attitude. I want to continue to bring the winning mentality every where I go. Lastly but not least I’m not afraid to be wrong and learn from my mistakes and grow as a person and player. This will help me further my relationships and experience on and off the field.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I plan on to really work on the smaller things during this off season. I want to work on technique, footwork, continue to work on getting even more flexible, and stronger.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Some of my strengths are I’m strong and able to work well in space and tight areas. My flexibility helps me get under defenders and run in open space. I bring a strong background in leadership and communication. I was able to be a team captain for 2 years. I’m also able to use my wingspan to my advantage going against longer defenders. Another one of strengths are being able to move quickly laterally , as a interior lineman that’s very important when closing down gaps and down blocks. I also do a lot of community service work on campus and off campus. I’ve learned to work with others and help turn there weakness into strengths ad well. These are a few things that help me stand out on and off the field.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m ready to work hard and give it my all. You’re getting a dedicated, hardworking, humble young man. I’m willing to go to war everyday to ensure the team is successful. I want to thank you guys for the opportunity for viewing my interview and I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.