Player Spotlight: Brooks Reed

Brooks Reed

Interview with versatile Sabino standout

One of the most sought after players in Arizona is Sabino fullback and defensive end Brooks Reed. The versatile player has already fielded 5 D1 offers and we expect more to come. Brooks is currently ranked the #15 RB, #12 DL and #4 punter on our position rankings lists.

 

24-7 Football.com: What were your stats from last season?

Brooks Reed: 53 carries for 382 yards, 5 rushing touchdowns, longest carry was 37 yards. 13 receptions for 155 yards, 2 receiving touchdowns, longest reception was for 28 yards. Also 5, 2-pt conversion receptions that are not reflected in the 13 receptions. 42 tackles with 6 sacks and one safety.  I am also the punter for Sabino and had a 44 yard punting average through the Cienega game, with a longest punt of 57 yards.

 

24-7: What is your official height and weight?

Brooks: I'm 6" 3", and currently weigh about 220.

 

24-7: What is your greatest football memory?

Brooks: Our last second win over Cienega last year.

 

24-7: What are your goals for the upcoming season?

Brooks: 8 yard average per carry and to double my offensive and defensive output of last year.

 

24-7: How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?

Brooks: I am running track for the third year to improve my speed and I wrestled, again for the third year, to improve my strength, balance and toughness.  I have registered for the NIKE combine in Palo Alto and the NRTA session at ASU.  I would also like to attend one camp at one of my favorite universities but I will wait on that decision to see which schools have the most interest.

 

24-7: What would you consider to be your strengths and weaknesses as a player?

Brooks: My strengths are my physical strength, athleticism and ferocity.  Not to jinx myself but I have only fumbled once in two years and am a sure passing target.  My weaknesses are that I am not a 4.3 40 runner and I don't really lay people out as much as I would like when I am blocking.

 

24-7: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?

Brooks: Glyndon Bolasky (RB), Codi Harshman (WR), Brandon Hodgeson, Andy Threlkeld (DB), Justin Randall (QB), and Evan Barnard (line) and David Vercell (LB).

 

24-7: What are your goals regarding playing football in college?

Brooks: Do whatever I can to contribute to the success of my team.

 

24-7: Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?

Brooks: I have received information forms from maybe a dozen schools and been invited to junior day at two (U of A and UCLA).  I have no offers yet.  (Since this interview Brooks has reported offers from Purdue, ASU, UofA, Colorado St and Cal).

 

24-7: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?

Brooks: Of course.

 

24-7: What would your top 5 college choices be?

Brooks: My favorites at this point in time would be The U of A, UCLA, Purdue, Oregon and BYU.

 

24-7: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?

Brooks: Cody Jones because of his size and dominance of the line.

 

24-7: What other sports do you play?

Brooks: Wrestling and track.

 

24-7: What are your best lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40?

Brooks: Bench 325, Power Clean 315, Squat 415 and 40 in 4.56 (hand timed by Coach Campos).

 

24-7: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?

Brooks: "I would describe Brooks as a player who has a motor that never stops.  He has the ability on defense to run down a play from sideline to sideline.  Offensively, he can run between the tackles but also has the speed to beat defenders to the perimeter.  However, his best offensive attributes are his soft hands.  He has improved tremendously as a blocker"- Jay Campos.

 

24-7: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Brooks: To do other sports between football seasons, to stay active and stay in shape.

 

24-7: Tell us what can we expect from Sabino this season?

Brooks: At Sabino we pride ourselves on preparing each season with the legitimate goal of winning a state championship.  We are not satisfied with last season's end result and plan on finishing this season in December at Sun Devil Stadium.

 

24-7: What position do you think you will play in college?

Brooks: FB, TE or LB.  I have played DE since I was in Pop Warner and love the position but I think I am too small right now to be considered for that position in college.  Maybe even punter if needed.

 

24-7: What can a college program expect from you as a player?

Brooks: I feel I am a player that is just beginning to see what my potential is. I am getting bigger, stronger and faster almost every day. I am rarely injured and a college can expect 100% from me on the field, in the classroom and in the way I conduct my life.

 

We would like to thank Brooks for his time and thank his father for helping set this interview up. Anyone wishing to contact Brooks, may email jason@24-7football.com.

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