Dacosta is a do-it-all type of player for the Cougars, as he lines up all over the offense and plays defense. On offense, he lines up in the slot and sometimes outside receiver, and is known to take a jet sweep to the house. On defense, he plays defensive back.
Dacosta is also a member of the Lionhearted 7v7 15u national team, where he plays and competes in the offseason of school ball.
A multi-sport athlete, Dacosta is a member of the track and field team at his school, as well as being a hooper on the hardwood as a combo guard. He ran cross country in middle school. All of these sports have had their hand in making him the player he is today.
While he only played in 9 games in 2020 due to Covid-19, Dacosta made the most of the opportunities he had to be on the field.
“My freshman season was honestly a blast,” Dacosta said. “It was a great experience to finally see what Texas high school football was all about. I hope to perfect my craft, as well as gain more knowledge of the game over the course of my high school career.
“I am looking forward to building everlasting friendships with my teammates as well. I have been able to gain a lot of exposure by being at various camps around the country, suchs as The Show 2020 by NextGen. I was able to compete with top performers in my class from around the country!”
Dacosta works consistently to separate himself from other players in the country, so that he is able to make it to the next level.
“I feel like one key component that I possess, is the ability to catch the ball with firm hands,” Dacosta said. “My route running skills allow for me to get open, due to how fast I am and how well I run routes.
“On defense, my speed allows for me to chase down a player and keep them from being able to score. I also bring a positive and hype energy to the field.”
Dacosta’s abilities proved true, as he finished with over 800 all-purpose yards on the year, to go along with 6 total touchdowns. Defensively, he had 37 tackles, and he played well in coverage to finish with 2 INT’s!
In the classroom, Dacosta is already taking care of business, ad he has a 3.25, which will qualify him for several opportunities at the collegiate level in a few years. He is not done there, though, as he states he would like to have a 3.7 soon!
While Dacosta does not yet hold any offers, he is hearing from a few schools already that will be interested in his services in the future. While there is still plenty of time for that stuff to happen, we believe he will be one of the top recruits in the country!