Today, DaJour Riddle out of Central High School signed with the Shorter Hawks. Throughout his Central High career, DaJour has been an athlete on the basketball and football teams.
He was most successful on the football field where he played defensive back, wide receiver, and returned kicks. Here are his varsity stats, according to Maxpreps.com.
- Games Played- 35
- Career TD’s – 4
- Career INT’s- 3
- Career Fumb Rec- 3
- Solo Tackles- 55
- TFL- 2
- KOR yards/attempts/avg/lng- 518 / 20 / 25.9 / 99
- PR yards/attempts/avg/lng- 157 / 5 / 31.4 / 43
Year by year stats can be found by clicking this link
I went to Central High this morning and had a chance to catch up with DaJour for a quick interview.
Q: So I watched your highlight tape and saw you pretty much play everywhere, where is your favorite place to play on the field?
A: “It would have to be defense.”
Q: With you not being the tallest guy, how are you able to have so much success at the cornerback position when often going up against guys with more size?
A: “It’s really my friend Tyler. He’s like 6’3 or 6’4. I always try to go up against him because you have to go up against the best. I try to match my talents with his and just compete for Friday nights. I was lucky enough to get a tall guy like him (Tyler) at Central.”
Q: Any hints on what you will be playing at Shorter?
A: “I’ll be playing defensive back or returning punts and kicks.”
Q: Can you take us through your recruiting process?
A: “It was very long. I just got back from a visit in North Carolina actually. I’ve just been talking to my family. I didn’t really listen too much to my friends because it’s my decision, but I still wanted to have my family’s support. It finally came down to a decision and I’m glad that I made it . I’m glad it’s over with.”
Q: Why Shorter?
A: “I feel like Shorter will be a good college for me. It’s not really because of the size, it’s just that I feel like I can help the team in a way. I like the atmosphere up there. I just feel like it’s a great college for me. It’s not too big and it’s not too small.”
DaJour will be returning to Carrollton in a football uniform in 2017 when Shorter will make their annual visit to University Stadium to take on West Georgia.