There are some who say bigger is better, some who say smaller means inferior, those people haven't seeing Brian Mead play football. Mead, a junior at Clovis high school, is getting ready for a busy summer. The 5'7, 150 RB will be off to 6 different camps this summer to try and prove that he is worth a D-I scholarship.
Here is a list of camps Brian will be attending this summer:
Nike Camp Baton Rouge LA, April 29th
Super Prep Combine, Glendale, CA May 7th
University of North Texas Day Camp June 3rd
Texas Tech Day Camp June 4th
NMSU Day Camp (at NMMI) June 9th
Nation Athletic Test Sytem (NATS) in Denver, CO June 11th
Brian would have liked to hit The Rocky Long Camp in Albuquerque April 10th, but the camp day runs with the same day that Brian will be taking the ACT.
As a junior Mead was a 1st team all district and 1st team all state at RB. He helped his team get to a state championship game, in which Clovis fell just short. The whole season Mead carried the rock with intensity and determination. His efforts were recognized and they have gotten him invited to a NIKE camp and have gotten him attention from some D-I football programs.
NMVarsity had an opportunity to talk with Mead and ask him a few questions:
Brian, what schools are showing interest right now?
Do you have any favorites at this point or is it still to early to have one?
No, I don't have a favorite right now.
Have you by chance run a 40 yd dash recently, if so what was your time?
Yeah, actually the other day I ran a 40 and ran it in 4.54
That's pretty fast! What do you feel are your strengths as a player and what is something you would like to improve on before your senior year?
I think my best qualities on the field are my vision and my cutting ability. One thing I would like to improve is my overall strength.
Thanks Brian and good luck with your camps this summer.
NMVarsity.com actually totally agrees with Brian, his vision is very good and his cutting is on point. His 4.54 40 doesn't hurt him one bit either. Now don't get it wrong, Brian Mead isn't just some little guy who simply finds a way to perform. He is a very talented RB who busts his tail off on the field and just happens to be smaller than your average college prospect at the position. The kid can ball!
Brian's biggest obstacle will be to prove to coaches he can play at a high level without being a risk for injury. If Brian can just gain some weight over the course of the summer it would be a huge benefit to him and would drastically improve his stock. That being said, it is the opinion of NMVarsity.com that Brian Mead is worth the D-I offer, he has intangibles and has skill. Sometimes it's worth it to take chances and in this case, we feel Mead is worth it.
With Meads busy schedule, he is likely to improve his stock, with strong showings at these camps. Be on the look out for more stories on Mead and other potential D-I players from the 505!
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