Name: Lherrisson Fontilisse JR
School: West Liberty
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
A major goal I set was to play every play at 110% after returning with a healing injury from our spring season. Whether it was special teams or on defense, I wanted to finish the season as strong as possible and healthy. When it was all said and done I knew I needed to leave my program taking a step in the right direction while leaving a piece of my heart on the field with my teammates. I have no regrets over my last season, in my head I accomplished my goals and finished stronger than ever.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They would definitely say that I am a loud and fired up player. I brought a lot of energy to my team and the field. Every practice and game I came ready to pump up my team even if the odds were against us. I used my energy to help show my passion for the game and my team. Winning or losing as long as our heads were in it, then we knew we gave it our all and needed to work harder the next day. Nothing in this sport comes easy.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I focus on the tendencies of my match up and what type of receiver they are whether they use more speed or size to get the upper hand against their opponent. I like to try and find the pattern of their runs based on what down they’re on that way I could possibly jump on the play if the line up looking familiar. The night before a game, I also watch film on myself to see what I could do differently to help guard my match up better and make sure they can’t beat me.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My confidence and my versatility. I can play comfortably at Strong Safety/Nickel , Free Safety, Corner, Linebacker, and also return. I’m willing to learn or train more intensely at one position based on what ever the team may need me for. I’m in love the game making the learning process that much more rewarding, to me this game will never get old.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My off season plans are currently training with SpeedLine4 down here in Florida to work on my speed, endurance, and technique before my American National Combine and pro day. I’m making sure I stay focused and ready for any other opportunities I may come across in the time being. Once my time comes I know I’m going to show out.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My coaches always called me a great plug in guy. I can and am willing to play what ever position my coaches needed or wanted me to play. No matter how much success I get on or off the field I’m always willing and eager to learn more. I’m a huge team guy, I like to make sure I know my players whether they’re red shirt freshmen or on offense and the positions that they play. I always bring my strongest energy no matter where ever I go and put it into everything I do. No matter the kind of day I’m having it’ll always be mind over matter and that’s apart of me I never want my teammates to forget.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m a workhorse, I live for the competition and adrenaline I get from playing the game. I’ll never give it anything less than what I’m capable of. I’m a firm believer that pressure makes diamonds, but it could also bust pipes. All I need is a shot to show what I can do.