Article Written by: Zane Rowland – follow on Twitter
Joseph Leverett is a dynamic player for the Brooks County Trojans. Leverett plays several positions for the Class A Public ball club, including both offensive and defensive lines, in addition to playing linebacker.
That versatility is on full display, as you do not often see a player that plays on the line of scrimmage to run a 4.9, but Leverett is an exception to that.
In addition to that speed, the 6’2″ 225-pounder is a workhorse in the weight-room. He currently has a max bench press of 315 pounds. The senior also squats in at 365 pounds.
Leverett takes things seriously in all aspects of the game, as he works hard in the classroom as well. Upon completion of his junior year, he was able to obtain a 3.45 GPA. This ballplayer is a well rounded young man. He truly embodies the student-athlete persona.
I had an opportunity to chat with him recently, and you could tell he is quite intelligent. His attention to detail really stands out on and off the field.
“I would say that what makes me stand out is my dedication.” Leverett continued, “You can count on one hand for how many practices I have missed.”
That is certainly the kind of leadership quality you like to have around your ball club.
Coach Maurice Freeman recommended Joseph as a player that would be great for an interview and an article, and I was quickly able to see why.
Despite only playing linebacker for a short time, Leverett was able to earn top 5 linebacker honors at the MVP camp that was held at Valdosta High School.
With Brooks County looking to avenge the heartbreaking state championship loss, they are off to a hot start at 2-0. I asked Leverett how he feels about his team this fall, and he had some great things to say.
“I feel like we are still one of the fastest teams around,” Leverett said. “Despite Covid-19 occurring, we were still able to preserve the athleticism that makes us great. As a result, I feel like we are one of the most in shape teams in all of 1-A football. I feel as though if our offense continues to improve, we will continue to put up some high scoring games. I also feel as though the more we get better, the better the defense will be at holding opposing teams to low scoring outings.”
Leverett and the rest of the Brooks County Trojans are playing some good football here in 2020. Despite all of the things surrounding Covid-19, Brooks has been able to keep their athletes prepared for the season.
Brooks has ‘played up’ in both of their first two games this fall. In game one, they beat 2-A Thomasville. In game two, they beat 4-A Cairo. Leverett has been a key player in helping pave the way offensively for those wins.
In just those two games, the offense has been able to rush for nearly 450 yards, and has also passed for nearly 200 yards on the year too. Leverett has done a lot to help pave the way for those skill guys, so be sure to look for more great things out of Leverett and the rest of the Brooks County Trojans as they look to win state this fall. Interested in recruiting Leverett?
RG’s Take: We haven’t honestly seen much on Leverett over the last year. Stepping into his film real quick and the first thing that comes to mind is that he is a very good blocker who fires off his stance with intensity. At the center position, he is still a little light in the britches, but looking at his body type he could potentially get to around 250-260 at the college level. The MVP Camp top 5 linebacker spot affirms some potential at linebacker. At 6’1″ and 225 lbs. that’s a very good frame for that position. His 9′ broad jump from the recent combine Brooks Co. held indicates that Leverett is a player with solid explosiveness, there is some solid upside on defense, so will be looking more closely at Leverett throughout the remainder of this recruiting cycle. He is definitely powerful, the play that catches the eye from his junior film is him pancaking Auburn’s DE Romello Height – in fact he had some strong performances against him in 2019. Click HERE to checkout his Twitter profile where he it is loaded with recruiting info, and hopefully we can have him set up on the website soon.