Player Spotlight: Brian Dean

<STRONG>Interview with Hamilton DE</STRONG>

Last season Hamilton DE Brian Dean was asked to fill the big shoes of David Smith (DE that signed with ASU). We feel that Brian did a great job and look for him to improve on last season's performance. With a solid season, look for Brian to catch the eye of some D1 schools.


24-7: What were your stats from last year?

Brian: 88 tackles, 7 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.

24-7: What did it feel like to win the state championship?

Brian: Winning the state championship is the greatest feeling ever.  Just to know that you and your team have accomplished the goals that were set many months before is an inexplicable feeling.  Winning it also gives us underclassmen a desire to do it all again for our senior year.

24-7: What schools are currently recruiting you? Any early offers?

Brian: I have received letter from BYU, Nebraska, Michigan State, and Georgia Tech, but have received no early offers.

24-7: What is your official height and weight?

Brian: I am 6'2" and weigh 225 lbs.

24-7: What is your best 40, bench, squat and clean?

Brian: 40: 4.85, Bench: 290,  Squat:400,  Clean: 255.

24-7: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?

Brian: My biggest strength is my brain. I would consider myself a smart player and know the game of football very well.  My biggest weakness at the moment would most likely be my quickness, which I need to improve to be able to keep up with some of the quicker backs.

24-7: How would Coach Wrenn describe you as a player?

Brian: Coach Wrenn would probably describe me as a big smart player who works hard and is willing to do whatever I need to, in order for the team be successful.

24-7: Describe Coach Wrenn as a coach.

Brian: Coach Wrenn in my eyes is one of the greatest coaches I have ever gotten to play for.  He is an excellent motivator, and just when you think you can't do something, he is right there to give you the confidence in yourself to be able to succeed in any situation.

24-7: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Brian: Average players work on what they do best, but great players work on what they do the worst.

24-7: Who is the best player you have ever faced?

Brian: Ty Porter (OL/DL Highland) by far was the most balanced offensive lineman I met this year, he had the perfect combination of size, speed, and technique.

24-7: What can we expect from Hamilton next year?

Brian: Hamilton has been good year in and year out, and we don't expect that to change this year.  We all want to go out there and accomplish something no other 5A team has ever done, and win a third straight state championship.

24-7: Who are some players we should watch out for next year?

Brian: Cody Englebrecht RB, Gerald Munns MLB, Dontay Moch DE, Courtney Stuart C, Kerry Taylor WR, Lucas Kirkland WR, Colin Parker SS, Clarke Lamb LB and Zack Hanneman WR.

24-7: What can you bring to a college program?

Brian: I can bring a hard worker who knows what he is doing, and is very willing to learn and be coached.

24-7: How are you preparing for next season?

Brian: I am currently lifting every day and will work on my quickness and speed especially over the summer.  I have not yet decided on whether I will attend any camps or not.


The staff at 24-7 would like to thank Brian for his time and wish him luck in his pursuit of a 3rd straight 5A state championship. Anyone wishing to contact Brian may email

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