Rising Star: Reggie Trusclair

Reggie Trusclair is an 8th grader at MSA West Academy in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Playing on both sides of the ball as an offensive linemen and defensive lineman, Reggie is a 6’1″ 275 lb. prospect who most recently participated in the Gridiron Football All-American Jr. game.

With an impressive size and ability for his age, I was able to interview with Reggie about his life and relationship to football.

Reggie Trusclair Q&A

Q: Why did you choose football as your main sport growing up?

A: Growing up, I was introduced to football because of my parents. I wanted to go outside and do something, so they brought me the football. It was rough playing for the first couple of times, but then you got used to it, started to like it, and that’s how I got into it pretty much.

Q: What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far from football?

A: To never give up. People sometimes can be stronger than you, but you can always find a way to beat them no matter your size or strength.

Q: Who is your role model in football?

A: Cam Newton.

Reggie (#77) pictured in action at the All-American jr. game (photo by Jason Saucier)

Q: What’s one of the major obstacles you’ve overcome in your life and how did you get through it?

A: When I had a knee injury. It took me away from football for about a week or two, and it was hard not playing football for those two weeks. Overcoming it was knowing that I was taking care of my body and knowing that I’d have another chance at playing football.

Q: What do you think is your biggest strength?

A: Playing on both sides of the ball.

Q: What’s your proudest or favorite football memory that you have?

A: Going to Canton, Ohio for a football camp. I got invited to go to a football camp there through True Talent and I got chance to go to Ohio.

Q: What are some of your current goals?

A: To go D1 and make it to the NFL. And engineering.

Reggie playing a snap at RG at the All-American jr. game (photo by Jason Saucier)

Q: What are some activities outside of football that you use to keep you sharp for football season?

A: Basketball. I have to move my feet a lot and run up and down the court a lot, so it helps with my conditioning and also with my footwork.

Q: What’s your dream college school?

A: Alabama. I’ve seen a lot of their offensive lineman make it to the NFL and seen how much success they have. Looking back at them motivates me to know that I can do it too.

Q: How do you prepare yourself for a game?

A: Stretch, warm-up, and trying to distance myself from people to really get locked in.

Q: What’s your go to post-game meal?

A: I don’t really have one, but for breakfast it’s pancakes.