November 29, 2021
"Changing Lives, Improving Communities"

Diamond In The Rough: Laterrance Welch

Laterrance Welch is a class of 2022 cornerback out of Acadiana High School in Lafayette, LA. He is 6’1″ and weighs 180 pounds. He helped lead his team to a Louisiana State Championship last season as they had a 15-0 season. He had 3 interceptions, 15 tackles, 18 passes broken up and 2 fumble recoveries last season. He uses his frame and athleticism to make interceptions and break up passes. Welch is very instinctive and has excellent cover skills. He breaks on the ball well and is not afraid to come up and hit. He also changes directions very effortlessly. He has a 3.0 gpa.


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

I would say I started playing around five years old. When I started scoring touchdowns a lot and realized I was pretty good, it motivated me to keep going.

What activities or hobbies are you involved in besides sports?

I enjoy playing video games on my PS4. I basically just like to chill in my free time. My favorite game to play is Madden!

Do you have any specific goals for this season?

First, I had surgery on my knee in June. I’m hoping to get released to play by October. The goal this season is to get All-State and win another State Championship.

How did it feel to have a 15-0 season last year, ending it with a State Championship?

It felt good. All of our hard work during the summer workouts paid off. I was just a sophomore, so I learned a lot that year. It was overall a good feeling and hopefully we can have that feeling again this year.

What would say are the most important aspects a team needs to have to win championships?

A team needs good leadership and hard work. You also need to be able to be coached.

What’s your favorite thing about your position?

I love going against the best wide receivers, playing man to man, and just going up to make tackles.

How do you think coaches and teammates would describe you as a player?

They would say I am a leader. They would also say I bring joy to the team.

What has football taught you about life?

Football has taught me that anything can come and go. The more work you put in, the better your outcome will be.

What’s your favorite thing about playing football in Louisiana?

The competition in Louisiana is tough, we have some big names out here! It’s just fun to compete out here.

I see you have a lot of offers! What are looking for in a college program?

I am looking to build relationships. The school I choose needs to have a great education program. I want to start as a true Freshman. I’ll commit probably next summer.

What would you say are some of your strengths on the field?

I am very physical. I do all of my coverages correctly. My man to man game is good. I will give my all every quarter of the game.

Three words to describe yourself are…

Physical, hardworking, and a leader

How do you prepare for an upcoming game? Is there a certain meal you like to eat or artist you listen to?

I like to eat the food we’re given. They give us burgers that aren’t too heavy and chips. They also give us Peanut M&Ms. I drink two Powerades with all of that. I love to like to Lil Boosie and NBA Youngboy before each game.

What’s one thing you could not go a day without?

I could not go a day without Twitter!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself in the NFL, playing on a team. Hopefully, I am winning a Super Bowl!

If you could vacation anywhere in the world right now, where would you pick?

I would choose Bora Bora. I did a project on that place once and it’s beautiful out there.