Joshua Parr is a 6’1″, 170 pound, class of 2024 Outside Linebacker for Westlake High School in Westlake, Louisiana. Joshua is a very productive player for Westlake, racking up 151 total tackles, 6 TFLs, 5 PBUs, 1 INT, and 6 sacks in 2022 as a Junior. Entering his Senior season, Joshua only holds one offer, from John Melvin University in Crowley, LA, but that should change if Joshua performs as well as he did last year. When rushing the passer, Joshua has decent bend and can slip through the cracks of the offensive line with his smaller frame. When dropping back into coverage, he can keep up with many receivers due to his speed. Joshua ran a 4.72 40-time, a 4.38 shuttle, and jumped 8’7″ in the long jump at our recent camp in Rayville, Louisiana. He also impressed coaches in the 7v7 portion of the camp with his coverage abilities.
I had the opportunity to interview Joshua:
Why and at what age did you start playing football?
“I started play football when I was like 7, and because it’s a sport that I’m really good at, and don’t get bored playing it.”
Have you always played your current position, or did you play a different position growing up?
“Growing up, I used to play running back, but when I got into high school, I started playing LB.”
What sets you apart from everyone else on the field?
“I am quick and explosive on the field.”
What is your favorite accomplishment so far in your football career?
“Favorite accomplishment is probably making it to the playoffs every season I have played in high school.”
What is your favorite memory playing football so far?
“My favorite memories are all of them that were made on the field.”
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced on the field?
“Playing against really skilled teams.”
How do you stay physically fit outside of football?
“I work out, go to the field and practice, and play 7v7 with friends.”
What are you hoping to achieve in this upcoming season?
“Hoping to have some coaches recognize me.”
What is your end goal for your football career?
“Breaking all the tackle records.”
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned playing football?
“To just have fun.”
How do you prepare for big games?
“Listen to music, drink lots water, and lock in for the game.”
What type of play style do you have?
“Fast, and I can hit hard and can tackle.”
Lastly, who is the biggest role model in your life?
“Everyone that helped me.”
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