Stephenson Senior Rahim Diarrassouba has balled out in the early season making plays on all sides of the football. The 6′ athlete who was a standout on Stephenson’s State Champion Track & Field team has been gliding by defenses since his junior year, but the senior has a new vibe in fall 2021.
“I think my track background helps me in a lot of ways because it gives me an advantage on speed and a state champion mentality,” the Stephenson senior said.
In the first game of the season, Diarrassouba made an incredible sideline catch against Lithonia that earned him the #2 spot for the top plays here in Georgia. He followed that performance with a great game against SW DeKalb catching 4 receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown while on defense snagging an interception that he returned for another score to go along with 6 tackles.
Stephenson has started the year off 2-0, and senior’s like Diarrassouba has injected the squad with potential excitement on each down. Still, there is a lot the senior want’s to achieve.
“My goals is to win a state championship, be All-State first team, and to just be the best player and teammate I can be.”
If you think the senior looks a step quicker this fall, you would be correct. The T&F work this spring has obviously translated onto the gridiron; Diarrassouba believes he has improved his speed too, as well as his leadership.
Rollback to Diarrassouba’s junior film, and you’ll see an athlete with excellent ball skills and strong hands capable of making tough catches through contact. The added muscle over the last year has created a more explosive element to his game, and he is accelerating into his top speed quicker than ever, while still showing the same strong hands. Interestingly, there wasn’t any film on the defensive side of the ball back in 2020, but it is certainly noteworthy how the senior is more physical making tackles in space. That same physicality is showcased with his blocking on the perimeter too.
On the recruiting front, the speedy senior has yet to catch much attention with Husson University being his only point of contact at the moment. He has no visits planned yet.
With the season still so young, there is ample opportunity for the 2022 athlete to grab the attention of college scouts, especially if he continues to make electrifying plays on both sides of the football. So be sure to follow Diarrassouba on Twitter and our page @RecruitGeorgia to see the latest recruiting news on the senior.