Anthony Barksdale | Midwestern State | DB
Twitter: @Thereal_2times | Instagram: @Abarksdale_
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like. ?
A: My recruiting process coming out of juco was full of ups and down. I ended up going to Midland University (naia) in Fremont. Then transferring to Midwestern State (D2) in Texas. I ended up choosing Midwestern to test my abilities and play up a division.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: My biggest accomplishment in my college career would have to be achieving all conference.(2018)
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Midwestern State?
A: One thing I learned from playing at Midwestern State is always take advantage of your opportunity.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: Obtain my cdl and start a trucking company
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: Hard worker, self motivated, confident.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: I scored the game tying touchdown oﬀ a block punt to send the game to overtime.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: I ended up transferring to Midwestern State late and missed fall camp. How I manage it is just keep working hard and taking advantage of opportunity.
Q: Who was the best player you played against during your collegiate career?
A: Marquise Brown (2016)
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: The player I’ve been compared to the most is Jalen Ramsey because of my length and ability to cover on and oﬀ man.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My abilities to make plays on defense and special teams. Adapt quickly. Ready to learn. I feel like pro scouts should consider me because I make the hardest part of the game easy which is covering receivers.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
A: I like playing chess/video games or just hanging out with friends.
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A: Recycling and making the world a better place.