D.I.T.R: La’Tavion Bullitts

La’Tavion Bullitts is the newest player addition to the D.I.T.R. Class of 2024. La’Tavion was in attendance at the Gridiron Football Elite Camp that was hosted at Jonesboro-Hodge High School in Jonesboro, LA. At the camp La’Tavion posted a 4..82 second 40 yard dash, 4.31 second 3 cone shuttle and finished with a 7’10 1/2″ broad jump. La’Tavion plays safety and running back for his team at Bolton High School in Alexandria, LA. La’Tavion uses his speed and instincts to make plays for his team. This past season he recorded 77.5 tackles, 10 Tackles for loss, 3 sacks, 5 forced fumbles and 1 interception with a 2nd team all-district selection as a junior.

I was fortunate enough to speak with La’Tavion and ask him for more insight into his career and play style.

When did you start playing football and why did you start playing?

“I started playing when I was about 7 years old. My dad played at Peabody and coached me to play, which made me want to play more.”

What aspect of the game made you fall in love with the sport?

“What made me like football was the ability to be with a team. I love the team aspect where everyone benefits from each other.”

Do you play any other sports?

“No I only focus on football”

Who do you look up to as a role model?

“I look up to my Dad because he started with me from the bottom. He made me into the player that I am today. I also got a lot of help from my high school coaches.”

Is there a college or professional player that you try to model your game after?

“I model myself after Tyrann Mathieu because we are the same size and we both use or smaller size as an advantage on other players. They take us smaller guys for granted but we play with a greater passion.”

What have you learned about yourself from playing football?

“I learned that if I put in the work I can go as far as I want. I wont get anywhere sitting on my butt playing video games but if I put in the work I will become successful.”

What sets you apart from the other players at your position?

“I set myself apart with my attitude. I want it more than anyone, I mean I really really want it.”

What school subject is the most appealing to you and why?

“I like math because I’m really good at it.”

What goals have you set for yourself this upcoming season?

“I want to be 1st team all-district, I have been 2nd all-district my first two season but I want to get 1st team all-district and even possibly 1st team all-state. I also want a state championship but I need to start small with something like 1st team all-district.”

What is something you are working on improving in practice?

“I’m working on getting better with my zone coverage. I feel good about my man coverage but zone confuses me sometimes so I’m working on that.”

What kind of qualities do you believe a leader should have?

“A good leader should encourage his teammates when they do bad instead of yelling at them and making them feel bad. They should build them up instead of break them down.”

What have you learned about teamwork from your past experiences on your teams?

“I learned that team work makes everything happen. One person can’t do everything, everyone needs to contribute. It doesn’t matter if your running the ball, blocking passing, throwing or tackling, everyone has to be moving around.”

What is your favorite moment from your career so far?

“This past season me and my brother got a sack on the same play and my Dad was so excited for us.”

What do you see yourself accomplishing after high school?

“I want to go play college ball after highschool. I also want to work towards an engineering degree so I can put my math skills to use.”

What are some hobbies you like to do in your free time?

“I like to go up to the field with my friends on Saturday so we can get better by doing extra work.”

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