Andreas Reese is one of the best players from the Huntington, WV area in the Class of 2027.
The 4-foot-8, 89-pound Reese, who attends Central City Elementary, is a dynamic player that works as a running back and safety.
Reese has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as being selected to the Diamond Sports Group Youth All American Bowl.
Reese is humbled by the accolade.
“It meant that I was getting better and all the training I’ve been doing is paying off,” Reese said. “It was really cool because I met a lot of new people and all the practices, games and pep rally was fun.”
Last season, Reese had a game in which he amassed 100 yards rushing, 4 forced fumbles/1 recovered for a touchdown and 6 tackles.
No matter the opponent, every game Reese is determined to give it his all.
Reese is going all out.
The motor is always at full throttle whenever Reese steps between the lines.
“I’m focused on myself and my teammates. My teammates because I need to see if we’re all the same page,” Reese said. “And myself because I always need to execute the plays right.”
Reese has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the field. Reese tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.
“I love the energy and adrenaline that I feel when I play,” Reese said. “I also love meeting new people.”
Reese has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.
“The thing it has taught me the most is something I put toward my everyday life and that’s to never give up,” Reese said. “Also to bring positive energy anywhere you go.”
Reese shares his favorite memory of playing football.
“My first year of 10u when my coaches had a scrimmage between the players on our team and they picked the teams,” Reese said. “It was exciting and fun to do with my teammates.”
Reese takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Reese makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.
“I always lift up and check on my teammates when they’re not doing good. When we run laps in practice and I finish early, I go back and cheer the lineman on until they finish,” Reese said. “We were losing a game once and I told them to keep their heads up and keep pushing forward and we’ll win this game.”
Reese is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.
“They’ve taught me to be a leader on and off the field by staying positive and always encouraging my friends and teammates to do better,” Reese said. “Never give up, always push through to the end. Hard work will always pay off because you get out what you put in.”
Reese patterns his mentality after this running back.
“Todd Gurley because I like the combination of power and speed that he runs with and I also feel like that’s how I’ll be when I get older,” Reese said.
Reese lists science as his favorite subject in school.
“There are so many cool new things to learn,” Reese said. “We also get to do experiments.”
Reese explains his collegiate aspirations.
“My top college choices are Oregon, Alabama and Georgia,” Reese said.
Reese maintains a rigorous schedule to stay sharp.
“Mostly speed and agility with my dad,” Reese said. “We also do cardio and do upper and lower body at the fitness center.”
Reese is striving for greatness in all that he does.
“I want to be ranked top 5 in nation at running back,” Reese said.
Reese describes what he believes separates himself from the pack.
“I think my character sets me apart from other athletes because when I meet other athletes they’re super serious and I’m outgoing and funny,” Reese said. “ My work ethic also sets me apart because I love to work hard. I’ve still been working during quarantine while others have been sitting at home.”
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