Mylique McGriff is an outstanding and upstanding student athlete at McDonogh. He is a savage on the field and quality young man off of it. He is the type of the player any and every D-1 program should covet.
Chad Ricardo: Mylique! Thank you for joining me my brother. I’ll get you started with the question I like to ask a lot of the student athletes; If you weren’t a football player, what would you want to be?
Mylique McGriff: I would want to be a Entrepreneur to build financial freedom in order to then to pursue coaching football at either the high school or college level.
Chad Ricardo: Wow. It’s always excellent to communicated with a young man who has a well-laid plan. We’ll keep it on the football field for a moment, you run the rock with equal parts power, speed and balance. Who do you model your game after?
Mylique McGriff: I try to model my game after a few different backs like Arian Foster and Reggie Bush but Adrian Peterson is the guy I really try to model my game after.
Chad Ricardo: You know what– I can see the Peterson in your running style, and can DEF see the physical similarities between yourself and Foster. That’s whats up! I want to know where the roots of your love for sport come from. Who was the FIRST athlete of any sport that you saw play and thought to yourself, “I want to do that!”?
Mylique McGriff: The first athlete I saw play and thought “I want to do that!”, would have to be Sean Taylor!
Chad Ricardo:…I’m a Giants fan. Half of me wants to end this interview right now! J/K. Sean Taylor was a beast who was on the verge of revolutionizing the way the safety position was played. God rest his soul. Let’s get into, “Mylique the person”. What do you like to do during your off/down time?
Mylique McGriff:On my down time, I like to play madden and NBA 2k with my friends. I like to play basketball as well.
Chad Ricardo:Yea man, I used to do the same, but I believe the last Madden I played was 2k9. And the last time I played ball, my knees were sore for a week. I’m gonna leave those up to you. Here’s something I am still an expert in–What’s your favorite genre of music. Who’s your favorite artist and if given the opportunity, would you be willing to karaoke your favorite song on stage in front of the entire McDonogh student body?
Mylique McGriff: My favorite genre of music would be hip-hop and R&B. My favorite artist is probably Drake and if I was given the opportunity to karaoke my favorite song in front of the whole school, I think I would now because I’m really comfortable around my classmates and I am a lot more confident now than I was a few years ago.
Chad Ricardo: Mcdonogh is a great school. I probably MC’d a few of your classmates Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s, but that’s a conversation for another date.Speaking of dates, this was a LONG time ago (don’t want anybody to get upset w.u today) , but Who was the first person you ever had a crush on and did you ever tell them?
Mylique McGriff:The first girl I’ve ever had a crush on was named Taylor, I did tell her and we dated for a few months.
Chad Ricardo: A few months is a long time in teen years, bruh. Way to be committed! Outside of your skills on the football field, what would you say are Mylique McGriff’s best traits and characteristics?
Mylique McGriff: I believe that my best traits and characteristics are that I am responsible, respectful, hard working and confident.
Chad Ricardo: I swear man, those 4 will take you just about anywhere you want to go in life. Continue to embody them and you’ll always be able to make a way, no matter the situation. I’ll get you out of here on this one– What person or people have had the greatest influence on helping you become the young man you are today, and if they’re reading this, what words would you like to say to them?
Mylique McGriff:The people that have had the greatest influence on helping me become the person I am today would have to be my parents. If they were reading this I would just want to thank them both for everything they have done for me!
Chad Ricardo: You’re a good dude. I wish you health, happiness, success and nothing less. Thank you Mylique!