DITR: DE David Weeks, Calvary Baptist Academy (Shreveport, LA)

At just 6’1″ and 220 pounds, Calvary Baptist Academy sophomore defensive end David Weeks is leaving his mark on the football field. Having played football for seven seasons, he has an experienced approach to the game and a great ability to adjust to any circumstance. David, who excels in both academics and athletics, has an excellent 3.8 GPA, which speaks to his dedication to success in every area.  He is a valuable part of his team due to his coachable ability and flexibility, which has earned him the starting spot on the varsity team.  David’s dedication and hard work have also paid off, as he was named 2nd team all district. 

How did you get started in football, and what inspired you to play the sport?

LSU football inspired me to play the sport.

Can you share a memorable moment or game that stands out in your football career so far?

My game winning sack against Westgate.

What positions do you enjoy playing the most, and why?

I enjoy playing defensive end and edge.

How do you balance schoolwork and football during the season?

I go to practice, homework, and then the gym.

What aspects of your game do you feel you have improved upon the most since you started playing?

My pass rush.

What are your individual goals for the upcoming football season?

My individual goal is to have 6 sacks, 20 solo tackles, and go to state.

Are there any professional football players you look up to, and if so, why? 

Nick Bosa because he is quick, strong and not extremely tall.

How do you stay motivated during practices and training sessions, especially when facing tough drills or exercises?

I know the drills will help me get better, and everything has purpose.

What advice would you give to other young players? 

Go through the motions. Everything you do is an opportunity to get better.

Aside from football, what is an interesting fact about you? 

I like computer science.

Which college would you most like to play for? 

I would like to play for LSU.

What did it mean to be a part of the Gridiron football camp? 

It was a good local practice with players who have similar intentions as me.

What are your biggest strengths on the field? 

My biggest strength is my speed.

What is the biggest challenge you face on the field? 

My biggest challenge is being undersized for the defensive end.

How has playing football impacted other areas of your life, such as academics and personal?

I have to do things I don’t want to do to get the achievements I want.