Getting to Know D.J. Welter

D.J. Welter is anxiously looking forward to embarking on the next stage of his life and his wait is nearly over. Get to know Welter a little bit more in this feature by

D.J. Welter

Position – Outside Linebacker

Current Size and Speed – 6-foot-1, 225-pounds, 4.5 (40)

High School – Notre Dame

City/State – Crowley, Louisiana

Senior Stats – 143 tackles and “State Champion”

Senior Awards – All-State, All-District, All-Acadiana, 3A State Defensive MVP

Recruited By – Joe Robinson

Planned Major at LSU – Business Management Position Ranking – No. 87 (***)



The recruiting process….. “I thought it was a neat experience. I had a good time getting to know college coaches, but I cut it short by committing to LSU when I did. But I’m glad I did and have no regrets with my decision.”


Why LSU….. “It is where I always wanted to play. There is no better place. Plus I really like the coaches and the players. It is where I want to be.”


Any other schools of interest….. “Alabama.”


When Welter thinks of LSU….. “I like the games a lot and the atmosphere in Baton Rouge, and just LSU itself.”


Moving up to Baton Rouge….. “June 4th


Welter will room with…..Cameron Fordham, Travis Dickson, and Jordan Allen.”


On moving away from home….. “I’m going to miss my mom’s cooking, that’s for sure.  I’m kind of ready for a change and to take on life. It will be a good experience for me.”


Welter’s senior campaign….. “I thought I really grew as a football player. Last year at Notre Dame, I learned how to play at a good level and I can’t wait to play in a defense similar to my high school team’s.”


How the off-season workouts are going….. “I’ve been following the workout guide they gave me every day, so I should be ready for summer practice.  I’ve seen a lot of gains in my speed and in my strength.  The workout program has helped out a lot.”


Welter’s academic status….. “3.0 G.P.A. and 21 on ACT.”


Jersey number….. “Hopefully I can get No. 31.  I wore it all through high school, and it was my dad’s number.  So, I’d really like to wear it in high school.”


Expectations of playing time….. “I plan on going in and working hard, and if I get a chance to play, I’ll be willing to take it.  Whatever helps the team out best, I’m looking forward to it.”


In his spare time….. “I wish I could sing, and I do sometimes, but I’m not very good at it.  The one thing I’m really good at is wakeboarding.”


Favorite food….. “Crawfish.”


Favorite Movie….. “The Blind Side.”


Welter looks up to….. “I definitely have to say my dad, Coach Louie Cook, and Coach McClearly.  They really helped me out a lot throughout my journey in playing high school football.  And along the way, anytime I needed something, I went to them and they were there for me.  I feel like they’ve made me into the man I’ve always wanted to become.”


Message for LSU fans….. “I’m ready to get there, get on the field, and win a National Championship.”

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