Dakota Twitty has earned his reputation as one of 2022's elite Receivers | Youth1

Dakota Twitty has earned his reputation as one of 2022's elite Receivers

Dakota Twitty is one of the best players from the Columbus, NC area in the Class of 2022. 

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Twitty, who attends Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, is a dynamic player that works as a wide receiver and defensive back. Twitty has received offers from ACC schools Louisville and Pittsburgh. 

Twitty, who was a member of Youth1’s Freshman450 list last year, explains his strengths on the field. 

“I think my biggest strength is my brain. I feel like I am the smartest on the field at all times,” Twitty said. “I pride myself on being able to be like an extension of the coaching staff on the field.”

Twitty shares the aspects of playing each position that he enjoys. 

“As a wide receiver the best part is catching a pass over the opponent and the best part about DB is when you clamp up a really good receiver,” Twitty said. “I love to be able to make plays for my team on both sides of the ball.”

Twitty patterns his play after this standout. 

“I model my game after Odell Beckham Jr. because he has some of the best route running ever,” Twitty said. “That’s a big reason why he’s so dominant as a receiver. I want to make that kind of impact.”

Twitty has a strong passion for the game of football. This is shown through his actions and behavior on the field. 

“My favorite part of playing football is the thrill that you get when you make a good play,” Twitty said. “There’s nothing that compares to making a good play and celebrating it with your teammates.”

Twitty does his best to show strong leadership to his teammates. It’s important to Twitty that he sets a positive example on his peers. 

“I demonstrate being a good teammate by trying to be there for my teammates whether in a good or bad situation. One player can change the attitude of the team,” Twitty said. “The best advice I could give is to forget about the last play and give 100 percent on the next play.”

Twitty has improved in many aspects since being selected to the Freshman450. Twitty excitedly lists the strides he’s made in the last year. 

“I feel like I have grown a lot in knowledge as well as skills but I still have a long way to go,” Twitty said. “I’m going to keep working hard so that I can be the best that I can be. I won’t settle for anything less.”

Twitty discusses what he’s been up to lately.  

“I went to Virginia Tech, Duke, Louisville, and UNC,” Twitty said. “It was a great opportunity to visit each of those schools. The ACC is a great conference.”

Twitty lists recent achievements he’s proud of. 

“I’m humbled to earn offers from Louisville and Pittsburgh,” Twitty said. “My goal is to play D-I football so that shows me that I’m on the right track with my career.”

Twitty outlines what he needs to work on to take his game to the next level. 

“I am working on getting in and out of my breaks faster and smoother transitions,” Twitty said. “I want to work on getting in and out of breaks and dropping my hips.”


For more on Dakota Twitty, check out his Youth1 Player Profile -> here.

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Article written by Rolando Rosa.


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