Jeremiah Covington-Griggs  | Stone Bridge High School | LB/DE | 2021


​Q: Tell us about your high school career and what the recruiting process has been like thus far. 

A: I started off playing varsity my freshman year at Eagle academy For young men back in Brooklyn,NY. Then my sophomore year I led the school in tackles. I transferred out to VA to play football And I came to stone bridge which has been nothing but a blessing for me. By the end of my junior season I led the team in tackles and went first team All-State my first year playing Defensive End. For me recruiting wise I’ve received one offer from Notre dame college.

 

Q: When did you receive your first offer and what school was it from? How many offers have you received thus far? 

A: I received my offer April 21st.The school that offered me was Notre dame college and I have received one offer thus far.

 

Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

A: Receiving my first offer was my biggest accomplishment of my sports career.

 

Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at your school?

A: One of the most important things I learned from my coaching staff was when I thought I knew it all I didn’t.

 

Q: What have you learned during this unique time in 2020? What did you focus on or accomplish during Quarantine?

A: During this unique time 2020 has taught me to work hard all the time and when things get bad push yourself to work even harder. I mainly was focusing on putting on more weight and getting stronger and faster and maintaining it.

 

Q: If you could play in college, what would you choose to major in? What are your plans if football doesn’t work out?

A: I would want to major in athletic training. To become a personal trainer.

 

Q: What would your current teammates say about you and your qualities?

A: I am a good football player and a even better person.

 

Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career so far?

A: This one is most recent when I recovered a blocked punt in the end zone during a semifinals.

 

Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?

A: My biggest challenge is getting out of my comfort zone. I keep people around me who’s going to push me to be better.

 

Q: If you could compare yourself to a collegiate or pro athlete, who would that be and why?

A: Arron Donald because he’s like a wrecking ball on the field.

 

Q: What is your biggest strength and why should college coaches & scouts consider you?

A: My biggest strength is my ability to make plays all over the field. College coaches should consider me because I can check all the boxes. I have a motor and I play violently, and my effort is consistent. Lastly, I’m a leader and I always put my team first.

 

Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?

A: Yes during the summer time I give back to the youth in Brooklyn by helping out the young ballers coming up and I also mentor kids at my aunt’s daycare named motivation minds.

 

Q: How are you preparing for the 2020 High School National Scouting Combine and what are your goals for the combine?

A: I have a trainer who’s helping me get stronger and faster and helping me attack the key points of my body to get better and my goals for this combine is to do better then I did with my times at the last combine I went to to prove I’ve got better. 

Q: What would be your ultimate achievement? 

A: To go play college ball at the highest level possible.

 

Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football? Do you play other sports? 

A: When I’m not playing football, I enjoy spending time with family. I also play lacrosse.

 

Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life? 

A: My mom has been the most influential person in my life.

 

Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

 A: I’m younger than I look