DITR: DL Chance Grant, Mandeville High School (Mandeville, LA)

Mandeville High School’s Chance Grant is a standout football player. At 5’9″ and weighing 238 lbs, Chance has been playing football since he was 7 years old and has spent two years playing for his high school team. His team’s journey to the playoffs was one of the highlights of his amazing football career. However, Chance’s unique qualities extend beyond his on-field abilities. His attitude is what truly sets him apart. Chance knows how to push and believe in himself even when things get difficult.

Chance made a significant decision to play for Mandeville High School because every member of his family attended Covington High School. By going to Mandeville, he chose his own path, different from his family’s. This choice demonstrates his independence and bravery. He will have a great career in football based on his mental toughness and commitment to the game.


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

I was inspired by football player, Marshawn Lynch, and I wanted to play running back.

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

A game that was memorable is when we played my old school, Covington High.

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

Nose guard because I like how physical it is.

How do you balance schoolwork and football during the season?

During the season I go to practice and after practice I go home and make sure all of my homework is done. I also have a rule where I go to sleep at 9 on weekdays.

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

I feel like this off season my speed had improved. I am very strong and my speed has really improved and helped me a lot.

What are your individual goals for the upcoming football season?

My goal is to get an offer and get my name out there more. I want people to know my name, what my school is, and a state championship.

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

I really look up to Chase Young. He did not have the best high school experience but when he came to college every one knew who he was. 

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

I think about where i came from and how football has made me better.

What advice would you give to other young players? 

I would say to stay focused and always say you can. It is all to you.

Which college would you most like to play for? 

My dream college is Oregon University. Growing up I loved the uniform and I loved the program there. Everything is fast paced.

What are your biggest strengths on the field? 

I know how to stay calm in difficult situations. If we are done 5 points or 20 points it does not matter, I will have the same mindset to stay focused while motivating my teammates.

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

It has made me a better person. It is a fun sport to play and the community is fun. I like the brotherhood and the community of it.

How was the Gridiron Football Camp? And how was a camp highlight? 

It was fun and I got to work in a couple new techniques. I also like meeting new people.