Joe Gaiter: What does football mean to you?

 

Cordian Hagans: It is a place where I can go and enjoy myself without having to worry about anything. It is also a provider for my family.

 

Joe Gaiter: Where are you from and how was your childhood?

I am originally from Long Island New York, but I moved to Stone Mountain Georgia when I was 7 and have been here ever since. My childhood was great even when we didn’t have much my parents always made sure we were happy and had what we needed, which kept us very close. 

 

Joe Gaiter: When did you start playing football?

 

Cordian Hagans: I started my junior year in Highschool

 

Joe Gaiter: What made you chose to transfer from LSU to Louisiana-Lafayette?

 

Cordian Hagans: I chose to transfer so I could be able to play the time I deserved and the position I wanted to play.

 

Joe Gaiter: What will you miss most about playing at  Louisiana-Lafayette?

 

Cordian Hagans The culture, my teammates because they are like my second family, and all the great memories I’ve have for the past three years

 

Joe Gaiter: What are the keys to playing your position?

 

Cordian Hagans: Explosion, fast twitch, great instincts, fast and strong hands, quick feet

 

Joe Gaiter: With you being so strong and powerful do you think you might get over looked since you are at a smaller school?

 

Cordian Hagans: I do not think I will be overlooked because now a days scouts are looking for the next big thing to come out of a small school. I don’t think it matters what school you come from , but how great you perform on the field.

 

Joe Gaiter: Do you have a backup plan if you don’t get drafted?

 

Cordian Hagans: Yes, I earned my college degree last December 

 

Joe Gaiter: What player in the NFL has your style of play?

 

Cordian Hagans: I feel like I have a similar playing style to Tyson Jackson for the Kansas city chiefs.

 

Joe Gaiter: What are your biggest strengths on the field?

 

Cordian Hagans: I have a great run stopping ability, and my pass rush game compliments that.

 

Joe Gaiter: What is your motivation for playing football?

 

Cordian Hagans: Making a great life for my future family.

 

Joe Gaiter: What are the keys to play your position on the field?

 

Cordian Hagans: Know your opponent, because the more you know your opponent the more advantages you’ll have against them.

 

Joe Gaiter: How do you plan on giving back to the community after you get drafted?

 

Cordian Hagans: Helping out wherever an extra hand is needed in the community.

 

Joe Gaiter: How would your friends describe you off the field?

 

Cordian Hagans: Goofy, giving, stern in the aspect of getting on them when they aren’t doing what they need to be doing

 

Joe Gaiter: When is your pro-day and combine and how are you preparing?

 

Cordian Hagans: Proday is March 28 and I’ve been training at CES training facility (competitive edge sports) here in Atlanta and also in Houston.

 

Joe Gaiter: Do you think your hard work will pay off?

 

Cordian Hagans: Most definitely, when you put your mind heart and soul into something you love and honestly can say you couldn’t have done anything different, then there’s no other option than succeeding. 

 

Joe Gaiter: What do you want your football legacy to be?

 

Cordian Hagans: For people to see that nothing is handed to you, hardwork is key and will pay off.

 

Joe Gaiter: Final Words? 

 

Cordian Hagans: I’d like to thank God for all opportunities given to me because without him none of this would be possible, Corey Williams, my agent, for making sure I was never needy and taking complete care of me during this training period, my family for continuously supporting my dream from day one, and last but not least my fiancé Paiton for always being there for me.