DITR: RB/ Receiver Joshua Isaac Jr, Evangel Christian Academy (Shreveport, LA)

One standout prospect from Evangel Christian Academy is Joshua Isaac Jr. Joshua is a powerful player on the field, even at 5’5″ and 155 pounds. He began playing football at the age of four, so he has a ton of experience going into every game.  He started for the first time last season and performed successfully, collecting an incredible 795 rushing yards and 97 carries. Joshua is a strong offensive player because of his adaptability as a receiver and running back, which highlights his quickness. He’s well-known for his unwavering work ethic and dedication to progress, making him a leader both on and off the field.

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

My dad showed me it and I watched it on television so it inspired me.

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

When we played Northwood I got the chance to finish the game. We have not beat them in 4 or 3 years.

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

Running back because I like running the ball and finding the holes.

How do you balance schoolwork and football during the season?

I do my homework and I make sure I study.

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

I improved my speed, catching ability, and my vision.

What are your individual goals for the upcoming football season?

I want 1200 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns.

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

I keep my eyes on the goal and motivate my teammates to put in more work during those drills by reminding them that winning state is the ultimate goal. 

What advice would you give to other young players?

Keep working hard everyday and wait for your turn it will always come when you are putting in the work. 

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

I can play basketball and I am decent at it.

Which college would you most like to play for?

I would like to go to LSU but I will go to any that offers.

What did it mean to be a part of the Gridiron football camp?

I liked the camp, especially the 7 on 7. I liked how I got a chance to showcase my talents and not get overlooked. 

What are your biggest strengths on the field?

My speed, foot work ability, and how I am able to trick players. My height allows me to become smaller than my opponents. 

What is the biggest challenge you face on the field?

In a game, I fumbled the ball, but I was able to recover and score a touchdown because I wasn’t too hard on myself.

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

I’ve been able to build relationships with people by playing football, and attending this high school has helped me become closer to God. It just benefited me personally.