Meet 2023 NFL Draft Prospect Jerrish Halsey, WR, Delaware State

Jerrish Halsey the standout wide receiver from Delaware State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

  • Name: Jerrish Halsey 
  • Position: Wide Receiver 
  • College: Delaware State University
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 160
  • Twitter: @Jerrishhalsey
  • Instagram: @_jerrish

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft? 

My ability to track the ball and make tough catches even while being the way I run routes and get open my knowledge of the game my will to win and do whatever for my team rather it’s blocking Receiving returning no matter what I’ll get the Jon done for my team

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I started playing football at the age of 4 years old I played flag and my first padded game 6 but I was interested in it at the age of four or 5 it was a while ago but memories I have from being that young are all football memories so the sport has always been big for me 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I would want them to know that I’m a very hard worker I don’t settle I always believe that I can be better and I love winning and I will do anything I can to help my team win and aside from that Also I would tell them about my love for the game like I love the sport so much that if I could play the game at the highest level for free I would because I love it that much so I would cherish every opportunity and by any means necessary do what needs to be done to help my team win and continue to play the sport I love

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

If I could donate to any cause it would be a homelessness cause like shelters and things to get people off the street because I know how that feels and it’s hard so anything to assist people getting off the street I would help 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

One of my old coaches used to always stress finding solutions to problems and responding to adversity things like that so the best advice I’d say I got is to keep your composure when things aren’t going your way and always focus on solutions to your problems and to always look at the glass half full and not half empty 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My childhood hero was Superman

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

LOLLEY scrap and JJ I know that when their time comes it’s going be dangerous especially with the Qb they have now 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

My biggest pet peeve is a liar or rude people 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

The biggest adversity I ever over came was being homeless and having to find a place to live find food save money having to do all those thing at young age really shaped me and made me a man sleeping in my car some nights hotel some night then getting a place to stay paying rent having to do all grown up things at 19 20 21 and still a student-athlete in college I felt like that made me different and through it all I relied on my hard work and love for the game to keep me going when I wanted to just give up quit football quit school focus on growing up I would remember how I would live a life of regret if I didn’t see my football dream through and finish school and finish my collegiate career and eventually be evaluated to know if I have what it takes or not. So to get through I just went to the field worked on my craft I went to weight room as much as I could but eating one to two time a day little meals didn’t do much for me so I did push ups pull ups a field work anything to get better and with all that hard work and great blessing to be able to move up to D1 more work met new people got a great trainer and friend was blessed with a great group of teammate God blessed me with a good season and now I here 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Well one thing special about my school is that it’s an HBCU and that’s so special to me because the facts that there were black people who had to go through so much back then were able to overcome it all and start a college for other blacks means something to me because it’s my race and if they can do something that generational I can make it through my hardships to achieve my dreams 

What is your favorite snack food? 

My favorite snack food is a tastey cake cupcakes 

What is the best part of football? 

The best part about football is winning and practicing I love to practice it’s fun and you do it so often you gotta love it winning is my favorite thing because I love the rewarding feeling of me and my teammates and brothers doing what we have to do to win 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be? 

I would compare myself to Terry Mclaurin

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

If I could have dinner with three people it would be Justin Jefferson Odell Beckham and Lebrun Odell and Justin because they’re my favorite receivers and Lebrun because he’s my favorite athlete 

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