January 15, 2021

To advertise with LGF, call Andy (985) 789-9351

"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

Diamond In The Rough: Herman Brister

Herman Brister is a 6’3 player out of Southern University Laboratory School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He plays multiple positions for his team, making him very versatile and educated on many areas on the field. Brister is an aggressive player who knows how to play one step ahead of others on the field. He also plays three other sports at Southern Lab. He holds a 4.2 gpa with a 20 on his ACT.


At what age did you begin playing football and what motivated you to play?

I started playing football when I was four. I played flag football first. My dad really motivated me to play as he was a football coach himself. His first job was coaching football so I was always around the sport. As a child, you could always catch me running down a field with a football in my hands while he was coaching!

Do you play any other sports at SU Lab?

Yes. I play basketball and baseball as well. On the basketball team, I play forward. On the baseball, I really play everywhere. I’m mainly in the outfield or at third base. I also run the 400, 200, and I do the long jump for track. I also throw the javelin!

What advice would you give to younger players who want to play high school football one day?

I would tell younger players to keep working hard. Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. Also, don’t wait your turn. Take advantage of your time out there.

Outside of sports, do you have any hobbies?

I like to play chess sometimes!

Who is your favorite NFL or College athlete?

Jamal Adams is my favorite NFL player. I definitely try to model my play style after him. I also liked Grant Delpit when he was playing for LSU!

What do you do in your offseason?

I’m always busy with something in the offseason, especially since I do play baseball. This summer, I am always working to get bigger and faster. I aim to be in top shape and not get banged up as easily. I want to always last longer in the season.

Do you have any specific personal goals for next season?

My main priority is the win the state championship. I always want to make sure all of my teammates come back aggressive and ready to win as well.

What are some pregame activities that your team does?

Before the game, we usually eat first. Then we sit around with our positions and play video games together. All of this just really helps us get ready for the game.

What would you say motivates you the most?

I would say competition motivates me the most. I never aim to half step. I’m always ready to compete and give it my all.

What has football taught you about life?

Football has taught me that anybody in your way can be moved. Most people in life just want to be better than you, so you have to work hard to prove to them that you are just as great.

Are you in any clubs at school?

Yes. I am in Student Government,

Have you thought of a college major?

Yes, I want to major in Kinesiology.