March 27, 2023

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Diamond In The Rough: Jacob Chamberlain

Jacob Chamberlain is a class of 2021 center/offensive guard from Thibodaux High School in Thibodaux, LA. Jacob is 6’3 and 340 pounds of pure force and strength as a four-star recruit with a seven-overall rating. That strength is visible not only in his size but in his capabilities to handle double-team onslaughts, leaving holes for the run game of Thibodaux High to prosper. He is also able to make plays downfield, delivering key blocks as a guard in transition. Jacob is expecting to use that talent to help his team to a perfect record this season.

Check out Jacob’s Highlights: Here

At what age did you begin playing football and what motivated you to play this sport?

When I was 6. My dad introduced me into it so whenever my brother was playing, I would go to their practices and I fell in love with it from there.

What are some hobbies you have outside of sports?

Hunting and fishing have always been a part of my life since I was little.

What has football taught you about yourself or life?

Its really taught me that no matter what happens to you, you really have to keep getting up and keep going through life. It’s the only way to keep getting stronger and better yourself.

What are some goals or expectations you have for this season?

I want to try to have a perfect season this year. I want to do better than what I did last year as a team and as an individual.

What’s been the highlight of your football career?

When I first started playing on varsity as a freshman.

What’s your favorite thing about your position?

Playing center, I have the most responsibility and in charge of everyone on the line. When I’m playing as guard, I have a lot more plays where I’m doing a lot more things. I enjoy playing guard more, personally, but I’m also ready to play center when my coaches need me.

How do you think coaches and teammates would describe you as a player?

Hardworking, I get that a lot from people. Lots of energy and ready to go.

What would you say are some of your strengths on the football field?

Loud and getting people hyped up and ready to play.

How do you fix your weaknesses on the field?

During practices coach tells me what I did wrong and I do my best to fix it so I can get it right the next time. During games, it’s pretty much the same things. I walk by and watch film and see what I did wrong, go through it with my coach on the sidelines and try to get it right the next time. Keep working at it as long as I can to get it right.

What’s your favorite thing about playing football?

That I get to be myself. No one judges me for what I do. I can control everything that I am doing without anyone telling me to calm down or anything. I get to get in my own little zone and drown everything else to focus on me and what I have to do at that exact time.

How do you prepare for an upcoming game?

I use music a lot. Music is a big thing for me. I listen country, a little bit of rap and classic rock but mainly country.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully in college and playing football. But mainly being an overall better person.

What would you tell younger players who want to play high school football one day?

Keep working hard and its very possible to be successful but you have to put your mind to it.

Is there anyone you try to emulate on the field?

Not really, but I do watch a lot of college and professional players to get ideas on how to do things, but I couldn’t say that I try to emulate myself off of one particular person. I watch Quinten Nelson, LSU lineman, Saints lineman and watch what they do so I can play better myself.

How have you stayed in shape since last season?

I worked out a couple of days out of the week and last month I got a gym membership. After I got that membership, I try to go every day when I have time, whether it be after school or before practice.

What motivates you the most?

Football motivates me a lot, but I’d have to say my parents too. They never let me slack off on anything. They keep me on top of my schoolwork and everything I’m doing. Look out for me and make sure I’m doing the right things with my life.

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