Toriano Hargrove Jr: 2023 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Toriano Hargrove Jr
School: Abilene Christian University
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
The goal I set this year were win the FCS Championship and be defensive player of the year, but I was named second team all conference and that’s a blessing.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I’m like a sponge once you tell me something once you don’t have to repeat yourself again. I’m motivated to learn and get better everyday and never satisfied with anything I do, I want to push to do better and improve every week & You can move me around and put me in different roles on the field.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
When I am studying Things I go over for preparing for a game to make myself better is making sure on film everything i do looks the same or give different looks to throw the offense off. I make sure anything I didn’t do well the week before I work on it in practice and I’m looking at which plays the offense like to run out of each personnel, what kinda plays the offense like to call on each down and distance. Last is player’s tendencies if they have any.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me from other prospects I can play around the field you can use me in various ways, I learn fast and I love everything about the game so It makes me want so everything as in taking care of my body, studying film, putting in overtime in anything I’m feeling like I’m lacking in.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My off-season training is mostly consisted of power and speed work and a lot of mobility and flexibility work . I feel this is need for me to reach my potential to be the best I want to be.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
You are getting a person that’s going to give it his all in everything he does. Very coachable/ dependable and is wanting to get better in something everyday. I’m team oriented, I’m willing to do anything to help the team win.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
Any team who wants wants an all around defensive player that’s can play anywhere that’s me I’m capable to play multiple positions in the box or being the over hang player I can help plus, I can contribute on both defense and special teams and I’m self driven and hard working and willing to give it my all in everything I do.