May 29, 2020

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Diamond in the Rough: Andrew Brister

Andrew Brister is a 6’4” 186lbs four-star quarterback from Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana. Brister was rated a 9/10 in height, 10/10 in footwork, and a 10/10 in quarterback vision.

When did you become introduced to the game of football?

I was first introduced to football at a very early age. I feel like as long as I could remember I had a football in my hand. Even though my dad played in the NFL he really didn’t push me to play until it was my own decision, so I started playing tackle in the 6th grade.

What are somethings that football has taught you?

Football can teach you a lot of things, but the main things that I have found was how being on a team and working so hard with your teammates, you feel like you can do anything. You also learn how to over come adversity, and realize that when things are down, they don’t always stay down and it is the same with success.

How would you describe your style of play?

I describe my style of play as a pro style more than anything. Mainly because I like using my mind to beat defenses, and almost be like a coach on the field. When a play breaks down though, I can run enough to make a play happen.

Who are some of your biggest influences?

My main influence in my life is my Dad, everything I have learned is from him and the people he knows. My parents have done everything they can possibly do to make a great life for my sister and I and hopefully one day I will be able to repay them for that.

Which quarterback do you compare yourself to?

I compare myself to Tom Brady and Peyton Manning more than anyone else. Also I think im a lot like Jared Goff. I think I have similarities to them like height, leadership skills, and being a pocket passer.

Are there any other hobbies you enjoy besides football?

Besides football my second favorite sport is basketball, I’ve always played ever sense I was young and I really enjoy it. I like to hunt and fish also, it’s a good relaxing thing to do to get things off of your mind.

What made you decide to be a quarterback?

I think quarterback almost came natural to me, I always wanted the ball in my hands and being in control. Another reason is having a Dad that played in the NFL as a quarterback; it was kind of expected for me to do the same.

What are your goals for your senior year?

My goals for my senior year are similar to my team’s goal. We want to win a state championship! Neville High School has a great tradition of winning and producing great players and we want to keep that tradition alive today. Personally, I want to end the season passing for the most yards and touchdowns in the state, and just show people what Im made of.