Kyrin Priester visiting Vanderbilt

Kyrin Preister recently moved from the Orlando area where he was attending Lake Mary High School to the Atlanta area to live with his mother. The 6-foot-2, 182-pound wide receiver began his first semester at Brookwood in Snellville and will play football for the Georgia AAAAA powerhouse in 2012. Preister has also been talking with college coaches and taking visits.

"Clemson asked me to go up there twice," said Kyrin Priester, "and I did both times. I went last Tuesday to UGA and liked it. This week is my spring break, and I'm planning on going to Vanderbilt on Wednesday and Thursday."

The first program to offer Preister was TCU. Vanderbilt, where he plans on visiting next week, is his most recent offer and one he was excited to receive.

"It was just about a week ago when I spoke to Coach Gattis who told me I had a four year scholarship offer," Preister stated. "He said they were very interested in me and needed help at wide receiver.

"I don't know much about the program, but I have been doing research. I know they have a new coach who wants to turn the program around and is looking for the right players to help him do it. I'd like to go into Sports Medicine and was looking into what all they have in the way of programs."

Preister had a big junior season with the Lake Mary Rams. He only got to play in a little more half of the games due to injury.

"At the beginning to the season I hurt my leg," Preister said. "The injury caused me to miss the first five games. I didn't come back until I was 100-percent. I finished with 31 catches for 565 yards and five touchdowns.

"What I do best [at wide receiver] is being able to go over the middle of the field and make the catch. I have the ability to get open. My speed enables me to get away quickly from the defenders.

"Next year at Brookwood I want to show even more playing a full season. I'd like to have over 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, make All-State, and sign a Division 1 scholarship."

Preister had two games when he returned with multiple touchdowns including reeling in eight catches for 122 yards and two touchdowns against Lake Brantley. He's getting into the swing of things at Brookwood and already bonding with his teammates.

"At first the transition to the new school was difficult," said Preister. "Academically they're way ahead of where we were at Lake Mary. I think I've adjusted though, and I'm doing well. I've taken up training with my new teammates. In May I'll become eligible and will be competing in spring practice."

Preister was a two-year starter for the Lake Mary Rams for Head Coach Scott Perry. He was very active in the FCA and hopes to do the same at Brookwood.

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