Charles Robertson is our newest D.I.T.R. in the class of 2025 athletes. Charles was in attendance at the Gridiron Football Elite Camp that was held in Eunice, LA. Charles Robertson is a 5’9″ 150lb athlete that plays on both sides of the ball. On offense Charles plays wide receiver while on the defensive side of the ball he lines up at strong safety. At the camp, Charles posted a 4.75 second 40 yard dash, 4.25 second 3 cone shuttle and a 7’9″ broad jump. On the field Charles uses his speed to make explosive plays on both sides of the ball. His agility gives him the ability to be shifty with the ball in his hands while also giving him an advantage in coverage. Charles is also a multisport athlete for his school West St. Mary where he compete in track while also being a 2nd baseman and pitcher for the baseball team.
I was fortunate to speak with Charles in order to gain more insight into his life and athletic career.
When did you start playing football and why did you start playing?
“I started playing when I was 6 because I saw other people having fun playing.”
What aspect of the game made you fall in love with the sport?
“I would say I fell in love with it because of how easy it was for me to learn and pick up, but I also just think its a lot of fun.”
Do you play any other sports?
“I run track and play baseball, in track I the 4×1, open 200 and 4×2. In baseball I play 2nd base and pitcher.”
Who do you look up to as a role model?
“I wouldn’t say I look up to one person but rather my whole family, they keep me going.”
Is there a college or professional player that you try to model your game after?
“I model my game after the honey badger Tyrann Matthieu because he is great at reading gthe offense as well as tackling which is what I strive to be good at.”
What have you learned about yourself from playing football?
“I learned that I’m a great athlete and that I do a good job of reading the offense to find keys.”
What sets you apart from the other players at your position?
“My work ethic and my football IQ at the safety position.”
What school subject is the most appealing to you and why?
“Math because I’m good with numbers.”
What goals have you set for yourself this upcoming season?
“I want to improve my bench press and my footwork, but my overall goal is to help my school in anyway possible.”
What is something you are working on improving in practice?
“I am working on my man coverage and I’m also working on reading the offensive line.”
What kind of qualities do you believe a leader should have?
“They should encourage their team, never give up and help their team become better in anyway.”
What have you learned about teamwork from your past experiences on your teams?
“I would say when I caught a game sealing pick in our game against our rival.”
What is your favorite moment from your career so far?
“I’ve learned that if you and the man next to you are not in the same mindset then you won’t maximize your success. Everyone needs to have one goal in mind and they must be on the same page.”
What do you see yourself accomplishing after high school?
“I want to go to college to play football and I want to study business or electrical engineering.”
What are some hobbies you like to do in your free time?
“I like to play the game, workout and hang out with my teammates.”