David Meza: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: David Meza
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
My main goal going into my senior year was to continue to grow as a leader. I knew I was already a leader within the program but leading is something you can always build upon, and I believe I accomplished that goal.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I believe both my coaches and teammates would consider me loyal, trustworthy, and honest; a competitor, a work horse and a leader.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
First thing I focus on is technique/body position. I’ll ask myself where my feet, hips, chest, head, and hands need to be. Second thing I focus on is execution, and how I can make the play better.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I believe my mentality separates myself from other prospects in my position. I play with no fears and no doubts. Never have. Never will.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I’ve been strength training with Brian Bott, Owner/Coach at Sports AdvantEdge in Verona, Wi. For roughly 4 months. He’s had great success at preparing athletes to be successful at the next level. Due to COVID-19, we’ve had to adapt. Coach Bott developed a home program to further prepare me to play professionally. I am also working with my former teammate/coach Parker Zitzke to further develop my skills in the pass game.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My leadership, my relentless effort, my commitment to excellence, and my “team first” attitude. Physically, I believe I’d be a great addition to any roster for special teams while also competing to contribute offensively.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other pro leagues?
You won’t be taking a chance on me, even as I transition from D3. Put me in any room or on any field and I’ll be the hardest worker. My peers can attest to that. I’ve grown exceptionally every season I’ve ever played as an athlete and as a man, and I’ll continue to do so the rest of my career. Lastly, As I mentioned earlier. I’m a “team first” player. I’m willing to do whatever it takes for the guys next to me.