DITR: Kristoff Ganier Hancock High School (Kiln, MS)

Our newest Diamond in the Rough is class of 2024 Defensive Back out of Hancock High School Kristoff Ganier. Kristoff is 5’9 143 LBS, he has a max bench of 225 LBS, 300 LBS on squat, 395 LBS deadlift, and can power clean 210 LBS. Last season he had 43 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 10 pass breakups, and 3 fumble recoveries. He also does it in the classroom with a 3.6 GPA. Last fall he was selected to 2nd Team All Region in the 6A division.

Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/15267728/636517d1e97a7b0224329d09

When did you start playing football?

“I started playing in the 6th grade once my parents thought I was big enough.”

What is your favorite part about football?

“I love how it advances, the game is always progressing. You can always get better as a player.”

What is the hardest part about football?

“It can be hard to keep up confidence if you miss a play, you need to flush it and move on.”

What is something you have learned through football?

“I have learned how to develop from playing and practicing nonstop.”

Do you play any other sports?

“I am on the track team where I do the 4x100M, 100M, 4x200M, and long jump. I am also on the powerlifting team.”

Who is your favorite College Football Team?

“LSU is my favorite team.”

Who is your favorite Professional Team?

“The New Orleans Saints are my favorite team.”

Who is your biggest role model?

“My family, they are constantly pushing me and supporting me. Especially having 3 older brothers I have had a lot of support.”

Are there any players that you like to watch and mimic your game after?

“Marshon Lattimore because of the Saints, and Devon Witherspoon on the Seahawks because of his gameplay.”

How do you balance football and school?

“School comes first, I know I need to stay on top of my grades so I can play football.”

Do you have any personal goals for next season?

“I want to have 3 or more picks, make 1st team All State, and get some more recognition from colleges.”

How do you prepare for a game?

“I like to mentally focus up with music and resting. I think about the game plan and watch film.”

What is your best skillset as a player?

“My ability to be physical and play the ball in the air.”

What does it mean to be a good teammate to you?

“Being a leader, and showing my team that messing up can be a learning lesson.”

What does your team need to do to reach the goals you have set for next year?

“We need to get as many reps in as we can, the more experience we can get the better of a chance we have.”