DITR: David Amador

David Amador is a Class of 2023 Wide Receiver for North Shore High School in Houston, Texas. At 6’1 185 lbs., David has the ability to burn you over the top with a go route and break opposing cornerback’s ankles with his precise route running. He typically uses his electrifying speed to get past opposing defensive backs as he ran a 4.5 40-yard dash. In addition to this, David can go up and make a circus catch, leaving corners wondering what more they could’ve done to stop the playmaking receiver. The combination of these attributes makes him nearly impossible to cover even with some safety help. David Amador is definitely a player to look out for next season as he has ambitions to reach over 1,000 yards receiving and be selected for 1st team all-district.

Watch David’s highlights HERE.

Why did you choose to play football and when did you start? I chose to play football because I watched it on TV, and it seemed like fun and I started in 1st grade.

What life skills has football taught you over time? Football has taught me how to become a leader and a team player.

What are you thinking about pre-snap? I think about how I am going to catch the ball or make a play.

Would you consider yourself a RAC (Run After Catch), Possession, or a go up and get it type of receiver? I am more of a go up and get it receiver, but I can do all three.

What are some ways you create separation from a corner? Usually, I create separation by making a move or getting my hands in place to get the defensive back off of me.

What’s your favorite thing about playing football? Being with my teammates, making big plays, and just having fun.

As a Wide Receiver, what is your favorite route to run? Why? My favorite route to run is a go route, because I can make a highlight play.

Would you rather have the corner press up, or play off of you? press up, because I like the physicalness and I learn how the DB plays.

What current or past player, do you think your game mirrors the most? Andre Johnson, I don’t talk much on the field I let my skills do the talking.

How does playing Free safety help you become a better receiver? Playing free safety helps me become a better receiver with my footwork and how my hips move, and helps me read coverages better.

Do you want to play both sides of the ball at the next level? If I have to, just depends on what the coach decides.

What are some things you do to win a jump ball? I make sure I track the ball down, and I get a good jump to catch the ball.

Do you play any sports outside of football? If so, how has that helped you become a better football player? I run track, helps me with my speed and explosiveness.

In your opinion, what is the best aspect of your game? The best aspect of my game is my hands and my consistency.

How do you think Covid-19 impacted your sophomore season? It didn’t impact me, things were the same, but we social distanced a little more than usual.

Do you have any goals for your junior season? My goals are to get 1,000+ and to be 1st team all-district.

At the end of the day, who is someone you look up to? I look up to my father, he’s one of the biggest inspirations in my life.

Describe a time where you were going through adversity, how did you get through it? I don’t have a specific time, but if something were to happen, I would just pray and get through it with god.

Finally, what are colleges going to get out of you? They are going to get a tough, fast, and coachable leader.

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