In 2001 it was Quinton Jones, last year it was Blake Miller, in 2003 look for John Aaron Rees to take the wide receiver position at Pulaski Academy to another level. Opposing DB's beware, not only is John Aaron Rees going to be the go to guy, he is looking to raise the bar at the receiver position.
While Rees is built like a strong safety, he displays the speed and moves of a WR, and makes it clear that's the position he wants to play at the next level. When asked to describe himself as a player Rees stated, "I run good routes, I don't drop it and, I'm good after the catch." At 6'1 205lbs with 4.4 speed John Aaron catches almost everything thrown in his general vicinity. This past season, he caught 50 of 54 passes thrown his way for 918 yards and 10 Td's. There is no question that his soft hands and concentration are impressive, but his gaudy 44 yard punt return average is something worth taking note of as well. As a Junior Rees returned 5 punts for 220 yards, taking two the distance for scores. On the defensive side of the ball John Aaron recorded 21 tackles, had 3 interceptions, and broke up 8 passes from his cornerback position.
Don't think for a moment that John Aaron Rees' accomplishments have gone unnoticed, he is receiving recruiting attention from Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Alabama, Ole Miss, LSU, and Iowa. At the moment he lists Ole Miss, Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, and Iowa as his top five. He plans to camp at Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss, and LSU. When the time comes Rees plans on weighing his options and making a decision during the latter stages of the recruiting process. John Aaron is looking for a program with good academics, a school that has a good overall environment, and a team that passes the ball.
An all around athlete, Rees is a standout on the baseball diamond where he starts in right field for the Bruins baseball team, and he also runs a leg on the 4x100 relay team. An intelligent young man, Rees has a 3.5 GPA and is awaiting the scores from his first ACT attempt, which he took in April.