Hezekiah Dantzler is a class of 2024 wide receiver from Madison Prep High School out f Baton Rouge, La. Hezekiah has a 4.3 GPA and will be taking the ACT shortly. He stands 6′ and weighs 175 lbs. He is currently being looked at by Grambling State and Nicholls State. Hezekiah finds ways to get open by his good speed, great footwork, and good use of his hands. Hezekiah has the ability to be a huge playmaker in college.
When did you start playing football? I started playing football when I was about 10 or 11 just to stay in shape for other things, but I wound up falling in love with the game.
What do you love about the game? Mostly what I love about the game is looking up in the stands and seeing the people I love and the fans that support me and love me.
Who motivates you? Definitely my mom. All that she has done for me. She is the reason I am here today.
Any football players you look up to? I like Davante Adams game. I watch him on YouTube a lot so I can pattern my game after him. As well as DeVonta Smith. I really like their play style. I am going to have my own swag, but I like how they carry themselves on and off the field.
If I was to talk to your teachers, what would they say about you? That I am good student. I am a student athlete first. I do my work, homework, and all that. I have a 4.3 GPA.
Is there some aspect of your game you have worked on this offseason to get better? My footwork as well as my physicality. Being a receiver, I want to be physical. A lot of DB’s like to press and I want to match that energy coming off the line and not get pushed around.
Have you done any offseason workouts or 7 on 7’s? Yes sir, I travel with Louisiana Elite and Madison Prep (we do our own 7 on 7’s in the summer). I have also been to a lot of college camps.
If a college coach was to ask you right ow, “why should I pick you to play for my team over thousands of other receivers,” what would you say? I bring winning with me. I know how to win. I am a great student, great athlete, and a great person. You will not have to deal with any problems form me. You get what you ask for out of me.
What separates you as a receiver in the 2024 class? My work ethic, I am not gonna stop working. If I see someone that is better than me, I don’t like it, so I am gonna keep working.
Do you play any other sports out outside of football? Yes sir, I run track and play basketball. In track, I run the 400, the 4×4, 4×2, as well as the long jump. In the 400 I run a 49.6. I was All-Metro last year. In basketball, I play guard and average 12-13 points pre game, but there are those nights I go off and score 25.
What would you say to an incoming freshman to get better? It is different, this is not the same as middle school or wherever you came from. You cannot play around with it, your high school career goes by so quickly. So you always gotta be working, stay on top of your game, and stay ahead of the competition.
Anything you want people to know about you? I am coming, it is that time now.