Posted On: 04/15/21 10:54 AM

Maybe you already know these young men; pretty soon everyone will.  Contributing to your varsity team, or definitively standing out on younger levels, upon entering high school to any degree is not a common occurrence.  These athletes got the job done and laid a very strong foundation to build on the next few years.  They have the physical tools, instincts, and football IQ.  Look for them to be major names in recruiting by the time they are upperclassmen.  

Preston Ries, Monticello, hudl, Twitter

ATH, 6’2, 195

Ries is flat out impressive as a two-way Varsity player taking snaps at Outside Linebacker and Running Back.  He has the size, athleticism, and knowledge to not only hang with the older players, but excel.  As a Linebacker Ries is fast and disciplined to the point of attack.  He can squeeze down flat from the backside or take on blocks if action comes his way to set an edge.  Ries shocks and sheds very well and shows no hesitation getting to the ball.  Ries exhibits a mature understanding of the game when he does things like breaking down and feathering the Quarterback when defending Read.  He is just

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