2020’s Beji Auguste compares favorably to Leonard Williams | Youth1

2020’s Beji Auguste compares favorably to Leonard Williams

Beji Auguste is one of the best players from the Orlando, FL area in the Class of 2020.


The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Auguste, who attends Liberty High School, is an imposing player that works as a linebacker and defensive lineman.  


No matter the opponent, on each snap Auguste is determined to give it his all.


Auguste is going all out.


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Auguste steps between the lines.


“My mindset is to conquer and take control on every snap of the game.I want to make plays, be nasty and be physical. I want to make something happen every time the ball is snapped,” Glassmeyer said. “I want the opponent to have to work for everything they get.”


Auguste has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the gridiron. Auguste tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.


“Football has taught me to persevere through adversity and to always to compete. Never say enough is enough. Always drop the hammer,” Auguste said. “There’s nothing like the feeling of being in the locker room with your teammates after a win.”


Auguste has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.


The main one is applying perspective to all situations.


“Football has taught me so much about life in general,” Auguste said. “I have learned that you will never be given anything. You have to earn it.”


Auguste recalls his favorite football memory.


“My favorite memory of playing is probably when I first started freshman year because I didn’t play little league and I still was competing with the kids who did,” Auguste said.


Chrispin Johnson is in his second season coaching Auguste for Liberty High School.


Johnson explains the best parts of Auguste’s game.


“Beji’s best part of his game is his ability to use technique. He loves to learn the mechanics of his position. He is constantly asking the right questions and then using those answers to win,” Johnson said. “I love the fact that Beji uses his hands and forces leverage. He understands reading keys. He will use your body movement against you all night.”


Auguste takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Auguste makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“A good teammate is someone who is selfless and not selfish, they will sacrifice anything for their brothers no matter what it is,” Auguste said. “The best advice I have gave to my teammates is definitely keep your head up. The fight continues when you get knocked down, can’t stay down.”


Johnson adds that Auguste is one of those consummate teammates that every squad needs to be successful.


“Beji has a way speaking his mind and being an enforcer. He will push you to greatness,” Johnson said. “He is a fighter and that quality makes you want to follow him.”


Auguste is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“I’ve learned a lot from my coaches on how to be a better football player and a better person off the field,” Auguste said. “I have learned a lot from my coaches. Actually, they really help me in a sense of father type figure because I live with my mother and three other kids. It’s kind of hard being the man of the house this young, but they teach me life situations, how to treat woman, my integrity, morals, and so on and so forth.”


Johnson is an advocate of Auguste’s capabilities.


“Beji is a playmaker. During our last district game Lake Nona was starting to drive and was close to the red zone,” Johnson said. “We needed a big stop to get our defense off the field. Beji did exactly that. He came off the edge with a speed rush and sacked the QB.  He is that kind of guy.”


In addition to making clutch plays, Auguste also has a high level of football IQ as well.


Auguste has excellent football awareness that puts him in position to thrive.


“Beji studies. I track my guys on Hudl to see who is logging in and how long,” Johnson said.  “He consistently has the time and you can see it in practice. He knows formations and what is coming.”


Auguste is on the grind to perfect and hone his craft in any way possible.


“He is constantly working to get better each day. He has a great work ethic,” Johnson said. “It’s a joy to watch him strive for greatness.”


Johnson explains why he compares Auguste to this player.


“He reminds me of a young growing version of Leonard Williams,” Johnson said. “He has the same length, speed and aggression.”


Auguste patterns his mentality after these standouts.


“I look up to Aaron Donald and Ed Oliver,” Auguste said. “They play with such passion and technique. It’s amazing to watch.”


Auguste is constantly striving for greatness in everything that he does.


“My goal on the field is to make it to the top and stay there. Dominate everyone and everything,” Auguste said. “My goals off the field are to help give my little brother and sister a better life than I had growing and take my family out of this house.”


Auguste has his sights set on becoming an Arizona State Sun Devil.


“I love the atmosphere it feels great over there and plus they have a lot of culinary side schools over there to help with my plan b,” Auguste said.


Auguste lists science as his favorite subject in school.


“It is a mixture of everything and I feel like I learn the most in science,” Auguste said.


Johnson outlines the next areas of improvement for Auguste.  


“We are currently working on his strength and conditioning. He has shown that his speed is deadly and makes him hard to handle,” Johnson said. “We are looking forward to year two of the weightlifting team. Last year he was a point generator for our squad.”


Johnson believes the sky is the limit as long as Auguste continues to stay hungry.  


“Beji has grown leaps and bounds in two years. The only ceiling he has is the one he recognizes,” Johnson said. “I can not wait to see how he will dominates next year as a senior.”



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