DITR: RB Troy Willis, St. Paul (Covington, Louisiana)

Troy Willis is a 5’11, 170lb running back out St. Paul in Covington, Louisiana. The class of 2026 running back is very shifty, able to create space with just a quick change in diection. Off the field inside the class he manages to maintain a 3.5 GPA. He is a very acrobatic back, Troy showed off his speed this past weekned runninng a 4.5, and jumped 8 foot and 4 inch broad jump. He showed off his speed and a combination of his hands during 1 on 1’s and 7 on 7. Watching his highlight tape you can see that Troy has very good IQ and is patient hitting his holes. What I like about him is that he takes the right angles to make the play, and he is downhill one cut back. Troy is a hard runner meaning he is not easy to take down.

What are some things you have overcome in life?

“Overcoming my dream of making it to the league and providing for my family.”

What are your biggest accomplishments?

“My biggest accomplishments in life are in the classroom and my ability to maintain a balance on and off the field.”

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

“I love modeling my game after my father he pushes me pass my limit and continues to remind my to push myself pass the limit.”

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

“I plan on achieving my goes and continuing my grind non stop.”

What are some goals you have for yourself, and your team next season?

“One goal and that’s state champs.”

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

“Football is my home it makes me me the love I have for the game is unconditional.”

what is your dream school?

“My dream school is to play in my home state at LSU.”

what position do you enjoy playing the most and why?

“I enjoy playing running back the most been doin it since a kid.”

What are some ways your coaches have helped you?

“All my coaches push me to be the best I can be because they know what I’m capable of.”

How do you balance your schoolwork and football?

“Student before athlete is what I remind myself everyday with education you won’t get far.”