Gyasi Yeldell | Presbyterian College | Edge/DE
Q: Tell us about your college career and what the recruiting process was like. Why did you choose Presbyterian College?
A: My college career was definitely a wild ride. I learned alot of life lessons and had fun doing it with some good people. I am Blessed and fortunate to have the success I was able to have. It was built off of hard work and sticking to the process. There were many people who thought I would not amount to anything but with God I was able to accomplish alot. Presbyterian College was really my only offer out of high school but I had alot of interest from numerous FCS schools in NC, SC, and GA. I chose PC because of the tight knit family and the chance play Division I football.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: My biggest accomplishment in sports career so far would be becoming an All-Conference college football player.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at Presbyterian College?
A: One of the more important things I have learned from my coaching staff is the importance of watching film and how to watch film. Watching film can help pick up on the tendencies of the opponent and help to be successful on gamedays.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football didn’t work out?
A: My major was Psychology with focus in Physical Therapy. And if football was not to work out for some reason, then i will pursue my graduate degree and become a Physical Therapist.
Q: What would your teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: My teammates would firstly say I am a great leader for everyone. I am able to get guys going and to help push them to become better men and better football players. I also hold them and myself accountable for their responsibilities and actions which helps the team out in the long run. Lastly they would say I am a hard worker. I am willing to work as hard as possible in order to accomplish specific goals.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: My biggest challenege has been to keep working hard despite not getting the amount of wins I would like. I had to manage this by keeping the morale high on the team and know that God has something greater in store down the road.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My biggest strength I bring is that im a versatile player and willing to do anything go win games and championships. I know what hard work is and I do not shy away from the challenge. Pro scouts should consider me because there are not many players like me, and I am willing to outwork anybody. I can do alot of things on and off the field to help win games by any means.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
A: I can not just say one person, but it would have to be my parents with all of their support. But secondly my high school coach, Al Lown for giving my the chance to be successful in High school and helped me play college football.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back”/”pay it forward” in your community?
A: Yes, i am apart of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and my chapter at my school participates in many charity events such as blood drives, various campus talks, and also help mentoring to an orphanage nearby campus.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2019 National Scouting Combine and what are your expectations?
A: I am preparing by running and working out 4-5 days a week. That includes position specific drills, conditioning, and lifting. Expectations are to go and perform very well in order to put myself in the best position to be on a NFL team this season.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
A: My ultimate achievment would be to have a healthy, long, and succesful NFL career and be able to give back to my community and take care of my family for the rest of my life.