Diamond In The Rough: Kenzeric Hollins Jr

Kenzeric Hollins Jr is a 6’1” 180-pound senior at Delta Charter School, in Ferriday, Louisiana. Hollins is the starting wide receiver but also plays defensive end for the Storm. With his size and ability to go up and catch the football at the apex of the throw Hollins is a solid wide receiver who has been getting better each of the last couple seasons. 

When did you begin playing football? What made you want to play?

I started playing football when I was twelve years old. I am an aggressive guy, so I wanted to play football because it was a physical sport with contact.

What hobbies do you have outside of sports?

Outside of playing football, I play basketball for my school.

What does football mean to you?

Football means a ton to me, it teaches me a lot of lessons. Along with teaching me lessons on the field, it helps teach me a lesson for later on in life outside of the lines. 

What was the best moment you had on the field last year?

Scoring two touchdowns against Peabody High School was definitely my best moment individually last year.

What would you bring to a college program?

I would bring a handful of skills to a college program, for starters my athleticism would be key on the field for my team. But more importantly my dedication to the game of football and to my teammates on getting better together. 

What did you learn about yourself last season?

What I learned last year was that it did not matter what position the coaches asked me to play I would play it without hesitation and excel doing it.

As a player, what are areas you could improve on?

First off, I need to increase my acceleration off the line while also building my overall speed. I also need to work on my consistency with catching the football and route running, along with getting better with my footwork.

Is there anyone you try to model your playing style after?

I currently do not model my playing style after any one particular player. This is because I try to be the best player I, myself can be instead of trying to focus on being like someone else.

How has the lockdown affected your training?

Overall the lockdown had initially hurt my ability to go to the gym and work out but as the time went along, I ended up getting back into shape and working on myself to improve for the upcoming season.

What motivates you to keep playing football? 

My family without a doubt is my motivation to get better and keep playing football.

How do you motivate yourself on gameday?

I tune the outside world out on gamedays and focus on the game by reviewing my play sheet and get focused on my opponent and getting hyped for kickoff.