Baylor Langlois is a class of 2022 running back/slot receiver for Dutchtown High School in Dutchtown, Louisiana. He is 5’7” and 165 lbs. Baylor is a quick-twitch slot back who has the kind of speed and big play ability that translates to the next level. Langlois has been a cornerstone of the Dutchtown offense as a top 5 rusher for his region. Baylor is a leader for Dutchtown football and a leader in the classroom with a 3.0 GPA and a 22 ACT score.
How long have you been playing football?
Since I was about 7. I first played for Dutchtown Little League, I always had friends talking about football so I talked to my parents about it and I have loved the game ever since.
Which position do you prefer, RB or SR?
I prefer being in the slot. I like running routes and getting the ball in my hands in open field. That’s where I feel like I do the most damage.
What did your off-season training regiment look like?
In the summer, I was basically just doing summer workouts and conditioning. But I was really focusing on putting on weight. I was focusing on eating a lot and getting my calories up while also working out to put on more muscle. I have always been fast, but the extra 15 pounds I put on in the offseason have definitely translated to my play this year.
Do you have any goals for this season?
I just want to go as far as we can in the playoffs. Playing for this team is what is most important to me, not any personal numbers.
What kind of slot receiver would you describe yourself as? Do you feel as though you are better at breaking people down at the line of scrimmage or catching in traffic?
I feel like I excel when I am breaking people down at the line. I try to target man coverage a lot because I can usually beat people on quick routes with my speed. I have a good relationship with my quarterback, it’s our second year with him in the backfield so this summer was our first off-season with him. We were all putting a lot of work in this summer trying to get our timing down and run as many routes as we could to get comfortable with our play styles. So I think all that work in the off-season has really helped us have the success we have so far.
What is your favorite part about playing slot receiver?
Definitely getting the ball in open space. I play running back also, but I just feel that at slot I am in a position where it best allows me to break away and use my speed.
How would your teammates describe you?
I think they would describe me as a guy who is passionate on the field. At times it helps, at times it hurts, but you will definitely know that I am on the field. My emotions play a big role in the way I play the game and my teammates know that.
What is a part of your game that you feel will translate to the next level?
I would have to say my versatility. Throughout my time playing football, I have played every skill position so I am familiar with the different assignments that positions have on a play-to-play basis. I feel like this can translate to me being comfortable at any skill position. I really just want to help the team in any way possible.
What is a part of your game that you feel like you need to get better at?
Probably just making sure I am going all out on every play. There are certain plays where I may get tired, if I am blocking for example. But I know I need to be better at that. I worked on conditioning a lot this off-season so that I could improve my stamina and it has paid off.
Do you have any role models who have inspired you?
My dad inspires me a lot. He has been a coach for me my whole life so I have been able to watch him and see his work ethic. Seeing him and people who are older than me grow up and have success has made me want more for myself, this has caused me to work harder.
What are you thinking pre-snap?
I am always just trying to understand what I am doing on the play. Sometimes with all the crowd noise and everything it can be hard to focus. Just running over the play in my head helps me remember my assignment and see if the defense is in the proper alignment to stop me.
What is something that recruiters should know about you?
I love the game. I will give everything I have to this game. It doesn’t matter what situation I am in, it doesn’t matter where I go, but I will give my all.
What is a time you went through significant adversity and how did you get through it?
Probably when I first started playing varsity when I as a sophomore. That was a big jump for me, I was used to being basically the fastest guy on the field and once I got to varsity I realized that all these guys are bigger, faster, and stronger. In that offseason, I made a commitment to get better and prove that I belong on varsity. Once I got that full off-season to work on my body and my game, I was able to gain a lot of confidence and be the kind of player I wanted to be on the field.
Why do you play football?
I have always had a knack for sports and I have loved competing in general. But this is the game that I fell in love with. Football has always been my favorite thing to do. Even as a kid, football was the only game that I wanted to play at recess.
Do you think football has affected you as a person?
There is no doubt about it. Football has made me better as a person just with the teamwork aspect of the game. Understanding it is not just about one person and we all need to work hard to achieve our goal as a team. Football can also teach you a lot about your relationship with people. Being constantly around these guys every day, you get to build a relationship with everyone around you and meet people you wouldn’t meet if it wasn’t for football.
Has football taught you any valuable lessons?
Facing adversity is one of the biggest things in football, so it has definitely taught me about that aspect of life. In football, whether you’re losing or things aren’t going your way, you have to keep pushing and give it everything you’ve got. These types of lessons translate to life because you always have to try harder or else you are never going to get better.
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