DITR: Je’Marcus Weatherspoon Jr, Independence High School (Independence, LA)

One exceptional athlete at Independence High School is causing waves both on and off the field. Meet Je’Marcus, a 6’1″ quarterback weighing 150 pounds who has a passion for the game.


  • Passing Yards: 1980
  • Rushing Yards: 732

Je’Marcus is a leader as well as a player. His steadfast dedication to achievement is what his teammates and coaches look to in him. Je’Marcus is a hard-to-match dedicated student who gives it his best in the classroom and on the gridiron.

Je’Marcus exemplifies the qualities of a great player. He made the second team all district his freshman year and the first team all district his sophomore year. In addition to his many achievements, he knows how important it is to set an example for others and motivate those around him to pursue greatness. Je’Marcus is a quarterback who performs well under pressure. With every snap, he demonstrates his dependability and competence, and he enjoys the responsibility that comes with being the offensive leader.

Je’Marcus is an outstanding player who possesses exceptional skills. This exceptional player from Independence High School has a bright future ahead of him thanks to his leadership, commitment, and love of the game. Be on the lookout for Je’Marcus as he keeps making waves in athletics.

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

My big brother played football and ever since I seen him play I wanted to be a football player and it ended up becoming my first love.

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

Yes Independence vs Springfield was my best game as a freshman and I will always remember that game.

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

Quarterback because it shows I have a good character and I am reliable.

How do you balance schoolwork and football during the season?

I spend my athletic football period doing class work and lifting weights and then I head to practice.

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

My field vision and my overall character has changed.

What are your individual goals for the upcoming football season?

Have more yards than last year and help my team be successful.

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

Jalen Hurts & CJ Stroud because I model my game off of them and I also study their play style.

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

I remember what my brother told me “Football is not about how many games you win or lose as long as you’re having fun and providing for the team you have made the family proud” 

What advice would you give to other young players? 

Keep your head on straight and don’t let one play affect your game.

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

I play basketball and baseball.

Which college would you most like to play for? 

It doesn’t matter as long as I get to continue my journey I will be more than happy.

What is the biggest challenge you face on the field?  

Teammates getting down after one bad play.

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

I have grown a lot physically and academically and my grades have never been better.

How was the Gridiron Football Camp?

The camp was great and the highlight showed me what I have to work on.