Claim to fame: Searcy was the All-District 8-5A defensive newcomer of the year as a sophomore defensive end last season after posting 45 tackles, 21 solo, three sacks, five quarterback pressures and two forced fumbles.
How is spring football going?
“It’s good. It’s fun. I’m having a good time out there, practicing with everybody, getting to know everybody.”
Being a starter on defense last year, you’re expected to be a leader this year. How different are you approaching spring drills with that expectation?
“I try to approach as I want to set a standard and I want everybody to come with me.”
What was it like starting on the varsity defense as a sophomore?
“It was an experience. It helped me a lot considering everybody was bigger than me. ... They hit pretty hard, and they hit me pretty hard.”
What is like being the son of defensive coordinator Neil Searcy?
“It’s good for me, but at the same time it’s (stressful). I come home, I watch film with him, I get critiqued on everything — everything that needs to be corrected. I had to learn a lot this year, moving from defensive end to linebacker, so I get extra teaching.”
What do you and your dad do that’s not football-related?
“Just hang out, real lazy. We like to just hang out, chill and just watch ESPN.”
What’s your favorite food?
“Pizza, I love pizza.”
“Pepperoni. ... I’m a meat lover.”
What’s your favorite pizza place?
“Papa John’s. ... I think it’s the crust.”
What’s your favorite movie?
“‘Remember the Titans’”
What’s your favorite song?
“There’s so many. Probably ‘Black Magic’ by Rick Ross.”
If there’s one song you listen to before a game, what would it be?
“Actually, I listen to church music, gospel music.”
What’s one thing about you that a lot of people may not know?
“I like to play around. I’m very enthusiastic. Sometimes, I look very serious, but I’m not serious all the time. I come to football, play with everybody, but I’m serious at the same time. Other than that, nothing.”