DITR : WR Daylen Gatson Peabody High School (Alexandria, Louisiana)

Daylen Gatson is an aspiring student-athlete hailing from Peabody High School, recently took part in a rigorous gridiron football camp aimed at refining his skills and pitting his abilities against other athletes. Standing tall at 6 feet 2 inches and weighing 155 pounds, Daylen showcased his talent and determination throughout the camp’s various skill tests. Notably, he demonstrated his agility and speed by clocking an impressive time of 4.51 seconds in the shuttle board run, showcasing his ability to quickly change direction and accelerate. Additionally, Daylen showcased his explosiveness and athleticism with a remarkable board jump measurement of 9 feet during the camp’s evaluation. His performance at the camp not only highlighted his potential as a football player but also underscored his commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in the sport.

What are some things you have overcome in life?

“I had overcome Doubts, life challenges, trouble, being singled out, I recently was at ash and was around the wrong people and I kept falling into traps and gettin myself in trouble. Putting my sport career at risk; Played only 1 game my freshman year and sat out my whole sophomore season. I went through a phase in life where i told myself im getting older and I been better ever since and encouraging others to change.”

What are your biggest accomplishments?

“I view doubts as opportunities for growth and learning, recognizing them as areas where I can improve and excel. Moreover, I approach adversity in my life as a chance to demonstrate resilience and overcome challenges, emerging stronger and more determined than before.”

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

” I compare myself to Stefon Diggs because I learn from his routes and his catch drills and i mimic them. His mindset as he said on Tv “I’m Him.” is a mindset I am applying as well. Stefon is as well a clutch player and most importantly a team player.”

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

” My plans is to be comfortable with life and comfortable knowing I left my name on the field every game even after. I want to become a coach and bring my knowledge to kids I see with the same dream as me when I was little.”

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

“Goals I have for myself is to be remembered, bring more to the team, be clutch in clutch moments, bring leadership to the team, keep the team together and help their mindset for the better.

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

“ I like the game pace of football, I love every aspect of the game. I love competing for a win and coming out on top and showing my talent. I am obsessed with winning and winning a football game after playing great with my team is my favorite feeling.”

What is an interesting fact about you outside of football?

” I rank number 12 in Louisiana on MaxPreps playing baseball. Baseball was my first love sport and the sport I am best at.”

What is your dream school?

” LSU is my dream school, the academics look great, sports look great and determined, LSU in my opinion shapes you into being a productive adult in life. Sports wise Lsu gives you there all to get you to be great.

What position do you enjoy playing the most and why?

” I enjoy playing Wide Receiver the most because it is an art to me. It is something I enjoy and has a great level of competitiveness to it. Playing Wide Receiver is active to me and I’m an active person, catch and use your skills to get to the end zone.”

What are some ways your coaches have helped you?

“My coaches also showed me that I can be outworked if I don’t try to outwork everybody competing. Most importantly, coaches taught me how to be more committed to the sport and the obsession I have to have for it to separate myself from others.”

What colleges have you received any offers or interest from if any and what is your dream college to play for?

“At present, I have not received any offers, but my sights are set on playing for my dream college, LSU!”