Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunflower Slate Q&A: Washburn University CB Pierre Desir

I caught up with Washburn defensive back Pierre Desir on Monday evening — he’s in Topeka for the rest of the summer getting ready for the Ichabods’ Aug. 28 opener against Colorado School of Mines. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound All-American and St. Charles, Mo., native  opened up about a lot of things, including expectations for his upcoming sophomore season, his pro prospects and his family coming to the U.S. from Haiti when he was 4 years old. He also talked about the impact that the January earthquake in Haiti had on his family that still lives there. I’m not about to mince words: This was one of our best Q&As yet.

Here you go:

SUNFLOWER SLATE: So, it’s only June 14 and you’ve already been named a preseason first-team All-American twice — how do you feel about that and is there anything you can do to kind of remove yourself from all of the hype and focus on the upcoming season?
PIERRE DESIR: Well I really didn’t expect the first one and just found out about the second one today … it’s a little bit overwhelming but I’m thankful and I’m happy about it. Still have to play the games, though, so it’s not hard for me to keep that in mind.

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