Getting to Know: Daquon Green
The Gators gained a big addition to their lineup for the 2017 season in the form of Daquon Green, a four-star wide receiver out of Tampa (Fla.) Tech.
Today it's time to learn a little bit more about Green on a personal level in this edition of Getting to Know.
I know you were looked at by a bunch of different schools, what was the initial reason you chose to come to Florida?
“My initial reason was because first academically they are one of the top schools academic wise and have the highest graduation rate. And then, football wise, I am the perfect fit for the system and the coaches, Coach Mac is really true to his word and he is really making the changes he said he will. In the 2017 class, we are gonna be making a lot of changes, big changes.”
What do you think you can add to the team?
“I’m gonna add more intensity and pick up the pace more. Playing as one and playing as a unit, bring more out of the players and the veterans and have an undefeated season.”
Who has been the biggest role model for you in your life?
“The biggest role model for me has been, I wanna say, my older brother cause growing up playing sports, I always looked up to him playing so I wanted to play too. He played different sports, but he just motivated me and then once I took it serious, sports and all that, he was my ticket out.”
Do you have a favorite professional team?
“No, I don’t have a favorite professional team, I just have my players.”
If you got drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft, what would be your first purchase?
“My first purchase would be to buy my mom a car and a house and then buy my favorite car, a Hellcat Challenger.”
What NFL player would you compare your talents to?
“A NFL player that I would compare myself to, I would say, Jarvis Landry mixed with DeVante Parker.”
What is your favorite music type and artist?
“My favorite music type is hip-hop/rap. My favorite artists are Kodak Black, Chief Keef, and Money Bag Young.”
How do handle the success you have had in football so far?
“I’m just very humble so, I don’t really speak on the mics, I just show my pride and passion for the game on the field. I’m pretty humble and a lot of people don’t know I have these accomplishments because I don’t speak on them much. I don’t want to get a big head and all that stuff.”
If you could be one person in the world, who would you be?
“I would be myself.”
What are three things you have on your bucket list?
“Three things I have on my bucket list are start as a freshman, get scoring records, and win a SEC Championship.”
What is one thing about you that the Gator Nation would be surprised to find out?
“One thing about me is that people will really see how dedicated I am for the game. I don’t see how, but I’ve been pretty stuck behind a lot this year. I wanna get on the field that first year, I wanna play and wanna show everybody and all those people that struck me down or tried to, I really want to show them that raw mentality I have for the game.”
Where do you see yourself in five years?
“Within five years, I see myself in the league already.”
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