Fort Bend Marshall senior cornerback Avery Helm Jr., a University of Florida verbal commit, is a 6-foot-2 lockdown defender who has the capabilities to match up with bigger-bodied receivers and be physical. 

Helm’s unique top end track speed also allows him to run step-for-step with some of the fastest wide receivers the country has to offer.  

During Helm’s junior year, he suffered a season-ending injury that kept him on the sideline for 10 months. Helm recently made his season debut in the second half of Marshall’s recent 54-7 victory over Waltrip. 

Marshall head coach James Williams is glad to have Helm back.

“It’s definitely a plus for the team,” Williams said. “Avery is a three-year starter who is a heck of a player. He has a lot of experience and is a competitor. When you add that to the defense it improves the defense.” 

The Defender spoke with Helm about his style of play, the perseverance he went through coming back from an injury and his verbal commitment to Florida.

Defender: How would you describe your style of play as a cornerback?

Helm:I am a ball hawk. That’s how good DBs [defensive backs] play and that’s what I do.

Defender: How does it feel to get back on the field and make some things happen?

Helm:It’s really amazing to be back out here after the long rehab process I had to go through. It’s a blessing to be able to play the game I love.

Defender: What did you learn about your game today now that you have returned?

Helm:It was good to just get my first game back and analyze my receiver. I feel like I did a very good job on that. I am looking forward to watching more film and learning more as I go.”

Defender: Why is the University of Florida a perfect fit for you?

Helm:Florida is the perfect fit for me because of the reputation they have. I feel like there, I just have to step in and keep up with the standard. All the coaches and assistant coaches have a really good set-up going. 

About Helm

Instagram: @d1.fmb

Favorite artist: G Herbo and YB

Hobbies: Horseback riding, fishing

World problem he would solve: Debt