Peter Brower out of Ringgold started off his senior year with a bang making a ludicrous one-handed catch where the Heritage defender was basically bear-hugging the senior receiver from catching the football. The defender was defenseless from stopping the long arms of the 6’3″ senior receiver from corralling the football in, but unfortunately, the referee was not, and blew the play dead with an inadvertent whistle.
The miraculous near-touchdown that involved a high degree of difficulty was unpopularly denied, but still managed to win the popular vote for Week 2’s #1 play in the state of Georgia. The final vote count exceed 10 k in less than 24 hours for Brower, so big shout out to the Ringgold community.
Coming off a strong junior year where he caught 32 passes for nearly 800 yards and 8 touchdowns, Pete Brower looks all primed up for a big senior season.
“My goals for my senior year are to help my team make it deep in the playoffs and possibly win state. Also, having a better year than my junior season, and just continuing to get better everyday,” Brower said.
Watching Brower’s film from a year ago, and it’s clear that the long receiver can absolutely have a role at the next level playing college football. He is motivated, and has worked hard this offseason at improving different aspects of his game.
“I’ve improved my game in many different ways. I gained around 10 more pounds of muscle and dropped my 40 to a 4.55,” Brower said, “I also was able to improve my game through having an amazing team to practice with everyday this summer.”
The Ringgold senior class seems to be a good one, and with long time starting QB Cole Kibler at the helm, there seems to be a real connection between the two that will have defensive coordinators up all week trying to gameplan against.
Considering his 3.89 GPA, solid 24 score on the ACT, and his extremely productive junior year Brower has still not heard from too many colleges. “I’ve heard from a few, but nothing too serious yet.”
Earlier this summer, 2019 recruit took a visit to Wofford with his teammates Cade Nayadley and Cole Kibler, but as of right now, he has no visits planned for the fall. His recruitment being so quiet is a surprise to be honest, Brower displays a lot of attributes that high academic colleges look for in student-athletes.
First, his hands are great, and the ball sticks to them like glue. That was showcased in this week’s top play, but routinely, the senior comes up with the tough grab regardless of what the defender does. His 6’3″ 195 lb. frame indicates that he can continue to add weight at the next level, and really become a tough cover going down the middle of the field playing sort of a hybrid slot receiver/tight end role.
“My biggest strength I can bring to a college team at receiver is being very determined on finishing plays,” Brower said. “If the ball is in the air, I know I’ll make any and every effort possible to come down with it, which is how I manage to make the catches I make.”
Obviously, making high-degree of difficulty catches is a natural talent, one that runs in the family, as his older brother, Mac, also won a daily Top Play vote in the offseason a few years back. It’s easy to suspect more similar plays will be on the way this season as Brower figures to a major part of the offense in 2018. A potential 1000 yard season seems very possible, so stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest updates on Brower and the rest of the gridiron athletes in the state of Georgia.