Marquis Killebrew – #2 Ranked CB in GA (Class of 2022)
The class of 2022 has a rising star in defensive back Marquis Killebrew. B2C #2 ranked CB in Georgia for the Class of 2022 is already 5’11, the 8th grade Brookwood DB has the size, talent, and determination needed to become an elite player. Killebrew was a leader on and off the field for both the Brookwood 8th grade team and the GFL-FBU 8th grade National Championship team this past season. While Killebrew is a special athlete that saw time on both sides of the ball through 8th grade, his future is bright at defensive back. His combination of size and athleticism has him in a position to contribute defensively on a bigger stage in years to come.
Killebrew put together many great performances last season but none bigger than the game against Peachtree Ridge. “The Peachtree Ridge win really stood out to me this past season”, said Killebrew. “I had two interceptions against arguably the best quarterback in the nation (Chad Mascoe). “That hit I made against Ridge, too. A kid ran a seam down the middle while I was at safety and I lit him up. It was a really big hit”, Killebrew added. His unique ability to cover on an island at corner in addition to laying the boom when needed at safety has coaches excited about his potential.
Killebrew and Mascoe later paired up to win a national championship together as a part of the GFL-FBU 8th grade squad this past December. “Winning the National Championship down in Florida was a great experience. I loved the hotel we stayed at and just winning the final game against Dade County was really fun”, told Killebrew. “I caught an interception against Maryland in the end-zone a game prior, too. The quarterback overthrew it and I was in the right place at the right time to make a play”, Killebrew explained.
Killebrew will spend his off season participating with AUG 7v7 team and continuing his training regimen throughout the summer. “I want it more than other people on the field”, he told Born to Compete. “It’s a grind and I want it. I like being on that island by myself. I played safety more out of need this year but I want to be a cornerback at the next level”, Killebrew explained. “I’ve learned a lot of technique and I’m getting good at it training with my coach Jay Mills. My goal is to play varsity next year, I’m ready to get in the weight room and get bigger”, he added. Killebrew will step in and compete for a starting job next fall.
~By Cody Butler