Overview: Domonique Wyatt is a Senior from Oklahoma Panhandle State. He is a versatile offensive lineman who plays both center and guard and excels at both positions.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Domonique, during which he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.
Christa: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing Oklahoma Panhandle State University?
Domonique Wyatt: Well I only played 1 year of high school football so I wasn’t getting recruited by the Bama’s and Ohio States of the world. The main D1 offers I had were from Arkansas State And University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The University of Arkansas asked me to be a preferred walk on. I was also getting rectified by a bunch of D1AAs and D2 schools. Initially I was going to Arkansas state but only playing 1 year of football I didn’t have the confidence to go play at a big D1. I ended up going to OPSU because the coaches made it feel like another part of my family. There were always calling and checking up on me. I really felt like I wasn’t just another guy they were recruiting.
C: Since you are from a smaller school, how do you plan on making yourself stand out and noticed by scouts?
DW: Being from a small school school always brings up the same question from just about everybody. Will he be able to do this against bigger and better competition? What I do to stand out is let my film and stats do the talking. I’ve consistently done the right things in my career on film and have only allowed 1 sack in my college career.
C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
DW: I would say that my strengths are my athleticism and my awareness on the field. I have quick feet & great balance. Also, I have the ability to pull a lot and get outside the pocket. Also, my ability to make blocks at the second level & in open space. My weaknesses that I will improve on is finishing more blocks. I block and drive people out 4,5,6 yards. I just need to put more people on their backs and extend my arms more.
C: What separates you from the other players at your position?
DW: What deprecates my from other people at my position is my athleticism and awareness. Again I have great footwork and ability to pull and get outside the pocket. Also knowing what a player is going to do from watching film or just feeling it throughout the game. My awareness is second to none.
C: Is there a specific player that you try to model your game after?
DW: Yes there is. A player that I watch all the time and have alway been a fan of is Chance Warmack. Since his days at Bama he’s been one of the best in the game. Now that I’m transitioning back to center I’ve been watching a lot of film on the Pouncy Brothers. They are two of the best to play the position.
C: Do you prefer run blocking or pass blocking?
DW: I prefer run blocking [laughs]. It gives me the ability to pull and really show out my athleticism or just drive someone off the ball. Don’t get me wrong I like pass blocking too. Like I said before just 1 sack allowed as a 3 year starter.
C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?
DW: My Pre-Game rituals are just listening to music and watching myself in my head go out and make the play I need to make. I also am the first one out and shake all my teammates hands before we hit the field.
C: If could be any superhero who would it be and why?
DW: The Hulk because he just manhandle people and the more upset he gets, the stronger he is. Plus he’s someone that everyone would want on their side fighting with them.
C: What was your favorite moment/play at Oklahoma Panhandle State University?
DW: A moment I will never forget from my time at OPSU is my entire time from 2011 to now. I’ve met real brothers out here. People that will be in weddings, brothers that feel like I’ve known my whole life, and people that I will be talking to forever.
Locker Room Update would like to thank Domonique Wyatt for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as an NFL 2016 draft prospect.
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