Name: Myles Edmonds
School: Clarion University
Q: How did you get started playing football?
I started with flag football when I was five years old and then tackle football the following year.
Q: What separates you from all the other athletes trying to become a professional?
My work ethic, preparation, and determination are what separates me from other athletes.
Q: Tell us about your college choice, career and what the recruiting process was like.
I chose Clarion University because it felt like a good fit for me, plus they really wanted me to be there and play for the team. My career at Clarion University was great, I feel like I made my mark on that campus. The recruiting process for me was hard. Out of high school only a few colleges expressed interest in, but Clarion was very persistent in showing me I belonged there.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
My biggest accomplishment in my sport career so far was getting invited and playing in the National Bowl.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff?
One of the more important things I’ve learned from my coaching staff was persevere through any obstacle that’s in my way and be accountable to myself and the team.
Q: What is/was your biggest challenge and how do/did you manage it?
Playing through the pain of a broken hand for five games during my junior season. I manage it by taking a little more practice time to adjust my technique and work on tackling with a cast.
Q: What is your biggest strength or X factor that you bring to a professional team?
My biggest strength that I can bring to a professional team is that I’m a hard nose cornerback that’s accountable, physical, energetic, and ready to compete each day. My speed and quickness to get out of breaks to make a play on the ball, and the physicality that I have to get off blocks are an X factor to my game.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
My dad has been the most influential person in my life.
Q: What are your goals with football? If football does not work out, then what?
My goal with football is to play in the NFL or CFL and use that platform to be a positive role model for kids to help them reach their dreams. If football does not work out, I plan to pursue my other dream of coaching football at the professional, college, or high school level.
Q: How did you prepare for the National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations?
I’ve been training for the National Scouting Combine for awhile now. Way before I signed up for the event. My trainer has been putting me through vigorous program to prepare me for every drill at the combine. Everything that I’ve been put through is what he has went through to get into the NFL. My expectations are to post some great times and perform well in the drills so that I will be invited to some team’s camp.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
My ultimate achievement would be playing in the NFL.
Q: If you have to compare yourself to a current pro player, who would it be and why?
I would compare myself to Brent Grimes & Marshon Lattimore. Because both aren’t tall CB, but are fast, physical, and they don’t let their height become a disadvantage for them in the NFL.