Michael Gant Jr: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Michael Gant Jr
School: Harding
Position: DT
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 300

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

Some of the goals I set heading into my Senior season were to become the Starter, For my team to win the GAC and to be apart of the best Defense and Do my part to have the best Defensive Line in the country!

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

I’m a great teammate and I’m always trying to help bring the best out of my teammates as well as bring a smile to their faces and bring good and positive energy around! I’m a quick learner and a good listener and that is very helpful when you are trying to become the best version of yourself! Also that I play with evident passion and fire.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

When I watch film I first focus on my opponents on the offensive line and what their strengths and weaknesses are and then I watch myself and how I’m coming off the ball and things I can do better when I pass rush and also my pad level and hand placement when I play the run!

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

I have an instinct and good feel for the game! I understand the game to a high level which I think slows the game down for me and help me be able to make plays. My football IQ is also high. I know how to translate the mental part of the game onto the field to help me see succeed.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I am training at my university and a local sports facility in my college town with a trusted sports trainer and a few of my teammates. My goal is to get my body right and become bigger, faster and stronger! And work on my position craft!

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I am a Defensive Tackle who has good hands, Hips and Feet. I am a finesse rusher but still have the ability to get knock back and make plays. I’m a competitive person that not loves to play football and enjoys the lessons, the ups and downs that come with it as well.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

My final pitch to the NFL or any other Pro Leagues is that I am a hard working player who loves the game and is fully invested in making it to someone’s team. I am a team first player who plays with passion and who loves the game of football. If an opportunity arises and I get the chance to play, I will put my all into the team and do whatever is needed for my team to succeed. I’m hungry and just need a shot!