Kadyn Dart was a standout athlete from the Gridiron Football Elite Camp that was held in Eunice, La at St. Edmund’s High School. Kadyn is a 6’1″ 195lb class of 2025 athlete. Kadyn plays football and baseball for his school team of Oberlin High School. Kadyn plays quarterback and linebacker for his team where he uses his accuracy and awareness to make plays for his squad. At our Gridiron Football Elite Camp, Kadyn ran a 5.31 second 40 yard dash paired with an excellent 4.5 second 3 cone shuttle. Kadyn’s agility shown in these drills paired with his athleticism and can-do mindset make him an athlete for all coaches and scouts to have their eyes on the next couple of years.
I was fortunate enough to get the chance to speak with Kadyn and learn some more about his habits and playing career.
When did you start playing football and why did you start playing?
“I started playing football my freshman year because I like making friends and playing on a team. If I can help the team win in any way then im gonna play.”
What aspect of the game made you fall in love with the sport?
“I fell in love with football because I enjoy winning. Whenever we win we come together as a family and the energy is up. I really like the energy that comes from that.”
Do you play any other sports?
“I play baseball as well as football.”
Who do you look up to as a role model?
“My role model is my Dad because he inspires me everyday and teaches me how to work hard. He also taught me how to be a man and handle things the right way.”
Is there a college or professional player that you try to model your game after?
“I have always like Peyton Manning and his playstyle.”
What have you learned about yourself from playing football?
“I learned how to be a team player. I like to be the guy to pick everyone’s heads up when they’re down. I want to motivate them in order to get us back in the game.”
What sets you apart from the other players at your position?
“I set myself apart by not giving up or being one to hang my head. I like to stay in the game with the idea that we will win no matter what. I like to keep the positive energy so it hopefully rubs off on everyone else.”
Who motivates you to get better every day?
“My coaches and my Dad motivate me”
What goals have you set for yourself this upcoming season?
“I want to be a team player, serve as a role model for the younger athletes and also do whatever i can to help the team win.”
What is something you are working on improving in practice?
“I want to get better with my criteria. I always am working on my footwork and my accuracy.”
What have you learned about teamwork from your past experiences on your teams?
“I’ve learned how to play as a team. The most efficient way to be successful is to work as one.”
What is your favorite moment from your career so far?
“My favorite moments are playoff games. The feeling I get from winning in the playoffs is the best. Especially when it’s a come from behind kind of win.”
What do you see yourself accomplishing after high school?
“I would like to play at the next level. I want to prove that just because you are at a small town school, you can still make it to the next level by being the best player you can possibly be.”
What are some hobbies you like to do in your free time?
“I like to play the game, hangout with family and spend time with my friends.”
What kind of qualities do you believe a leader should have?
“I would say a good leader should pick everyone up with good energy and have confidence no matter the situation. Especially if the team is down.”