DITR: RB Jake Pompa, Covington High School (Covington, LA)

Jake Pompa is 5’8, 172lb. running back from Covington High School in Covington, Louisiana and is in the Class of 2026. Jake is an extraordinary student-athlete with a GPA of a 4.143 and recently was able to participate in the recent Gridiron Football Elite Camp where he got to show off his speed, agility, and strength.

What are some things you have overcome in life?

One thing I’ve overcome in life is adapting to a new environment. I was raised in Wisconsin till a month after I turned 15. After many years of waiting and decision making my family and I decided it would be better for my football career to make the move to Louisiana. I’ve always loved LSU and their program and one of the former coaches told me it would better my odds of playing college ball if I went to high-school in Louisiana. After a lot of research about the recruiting process we thought it would be better. Adapting to the southern game of football was tough, meeting all the new players, trying to earn my spot on the field, new coaches, new school, new plays, and overall just a new game of football in general was much different.

What are your biggest accomplishments?

Some of my biggest accomplishments are being invited to apply for national honors society.

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

I like to compare my self to Christian McCaffrey, just the way he plays he can be a power back, speed back, receiving back he’s overall well rounded and I like to believe I am to.

What are your plans once you’re done with football and why?

As far as my plans go i’m open to anything really but mainly i’m looking to stay in the sports world, if that is as a coach, trainer, or sports medicine anything to stay in sports is where I would like to be.

What are your goals/new things you want to accomplish for this upcoming season?

Goals for the upcoming season are really just to improve to be the best player I can. Faster, stronger, and smarter I want the most yards I can get, most touchdowns I can get, best blocks I can get. I would also like to be a better leader, help the team and be a team player.

What do you like about the sport of football and how is it significant to you?

I love everything about the sport I grew up looking up to my dad he’s the one who really got me into it. Although he was a middle linebacker I fell in love with running back and never got out of it. I love the speed at which footballs played the competitiveness the hitting I love it all. One interesting fact outside of football about me is I love wrestling, I did it my freshman year and I didn’t this year because I am trying to gain weight for football. It’s such a fun sport and it’s very difficult which just makes me love it more.

What is your dream college to play for?

My dream college probably LSU but I would really just love to play college football at the next level I would love to go to any college to get that opportunity.

How did it feel to participate in the camp and what was the most interesting thing about it?

The camp felt great, even though I felt like my combine results wasn’t that great, I know I can do better and I have but I’m working every day to get better at my craft so hopefully next camp I can have a much better performance.