David Billiard, Covenant Day Strongside Defensive End
Profile: 6-foot-3, 260 pounds
Summer school: Was named a top-five defensive lineman at VTOs All-American Challenge in June.
Double Duty: Billiard will play both ways this season.
Andrew Stark: You guys are taking a big step up in competition and have a new coach this season, so how has the offseason been overall?
David Billiard: It’s been going really well and I really like our new coach (Pete McSwarin). He’s a great guy and he really knows what he’s doing out there for sure. I think we’re going to have a great season. We don’t have as much depth as I would like, but that’s something we just have to deal with being a small school.
AS: I know you get to play both ways again this season and are getting recruited as a defensive player, but just curious which one you like better.
DB: I like defense. I haven’t gotten to play defense as much as I like this season, but this year I have a feeling I’m going to take on a much bigger role and be out there a lot on defense.
AS: How is the recruiting process going for you?
DB: I’ve had some interest from some FBS or FCS schools. I don’t have any offers yet, but I think that during the season I will get some, and I’ll be able to make my decision at some time after that.
AS: What are your goals this season playing a tougher schedule and playing some of the state’s top private schools again?
DB: One of our goals is to continue to have a winning season. We haven’t had a year (two JV seasons included), where we didn’t have a winning record. I think we want to continue that and make the playoffs again.
AS: You do it in the classroom as well I see. Do you know what your grade-point average is and what you want to study?
DB: It’s a 3.5 I think. I go back and forth between engineering and exercise science, but something like that for sure.