Justin Self (TC Byron Nelson) checks in at 6-2, 275-pounds and plays center on the offensive line, a critical position that often gets overlooked. In addition, he also spends time playing right tackle.
Currently, Self holds offers from Arkansas State, Army, Louisiana Monroe, Missouri State, Navy, New Mexico, Stephen F. Austin and Texas State. Other universities showing interest are Arkansas, Colorado State, Texas, Oklahoma and Purdue.
He is ranked 76th on SportDay’s top 100 list of the 2016 recruitment class.
In his sophomore season, he was selected to second team all district as a center and earned the same honor as a junior playing the tackle position.
His strength and power provides the running back and excellent avenue for carrying the ball for a positive gain. Often times, Self would bulldoze his defender several yards down the field and he is quick to react to plays that may have broken up, providing a much needed block for his team.
After watching his highlight film, I noticed that Self sometimes is a long snapper on punts and on every punt shown in the film, he beats every player on his team down field to cover the punt. A hard working player, Self always plays until he hears the whistle, which is an excellent quality for a football player.
He has a perfect opportunity to improve his already rising stock in his senior season.