Posted On: 12/29/20 9:18 AM
We are happy to bring you our very first annual– Prep Redzone Texas Player of the Year Award. The votes are in and it was a close race as Texas has some of the best competition for high school football nationwide.
We started with over fifty nominees and have finally narrowed it down to one player. Prep Redzones’ very first annual Player of the Year award. We want to start a tradition here at Prep Redzone of amazing alumni of players that go on to do great things both– on and off the field. This years award goes to — Quarterback Andrew Body Andrew Body 6'1" | QB Roy Miller | 2021 TX .
Andrew’s career as a football player and as a student-athlete is a long list of accomplishments and he has been outstanding throughout his entire career for the Corpus Christi Miller Buccaneers.
This year he has left his final mark in the history books of Texas High school football as a senior for the Bucs. His name will forever be etched next to some of the great players to come out of the state of Texas. He has achieved state record and will go down as one of the most prolific quarterbacks in Texas high-school history. Placing in the top ten of all-time passing leaders. He is in the likely hood of quarterbacks like Garrett Gilbert, Case McCoy, and Kyler Murray to name a few. To be on a list next to guys that are in the NFL and have won a Heisman trophy ( Kyler Murray–Arizona Cardinals) tells you that this is a special athlete.
Andrew is a two-sport athlete who plays basketball and football for Miller. He has had an astonishing career as a quarterback putting up some amazing numbers throughout his career. He is a dual-threat, who can light up the scoreboard either through the air or on the ground with his legs.
Coach Justen Evans on Body’s legacy
A Corpus Christi, native Body was born in Corpus and attended Taft through the end of his eighth-grade year. His family moved to the city before his freshman year, settling in the Miller school district. The family moved in with his maternal grandmother who was battling cancer. Andrew was very unfamiliar with the tradition at Miller and the long line of quarterbacks that have put up successful careers as Bucs’, however, he soon became acclimated. He learned to appreciate how much the alumni cared for the school and the history that came along with it.
Body has helped transform a downtrodden program in 2017 when he was a freshman and also the same time coach Evans took over the program and has to lead the Bucs’ to a district title and a 12-1 season two years later. He is currently verbally committed to Texas Southern University to continue his academic and athletic career but is still considering other options. Currently, he has offers from Howard Payne, East Texas Baptist, and Cisco College.
I’m astonished Andrew only has four offers and none of them from big-time Division I universities. A few might believe COVID and the recruiting process has definitely been obviously different this year. The NCAA announced in April that Division I athletes who had their season shortened in the spring could add another year of eligibility. This may or may not have affected Andrews’s recruiting process. Nonetheless, Andrew will undeniably have a great career at the next level, and with national signing day on Feb. 3, we will be watching where one of Texas’s best QBs will be continuing his college career.
Andrew has undoubtedly left his mark in Texas Highschool football history and his name will be etched into the record books along with other greats who have come before him. We wish Andrew all the best of luck at the next level of his academic and athletic career and all his endeavors here at Prep Redzone.
Let’s congratulate our first annual Prep Redzone Player of the Year —– Quarterback Andrew Body Andrew Body 6'1" | QB Roy Miller | 2021 TX .
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