OPC: Team Central JV QB Reeb sets sights on MVP ring

The countdown begins to CanadaFootballChat.com Ontario Prospect Challenge on the May 1st weekend.  In the days leading up to OPC, CFC will preview the teams, coaches and players participating in the big event.

Efficiency is what has been the key to success for Marcus Reeb.

“I plan in advanced and I don’t use all my energy for one play which would make me unable to play a full game at my best,” elaborated the 6’0, 200 pound quarterback.  “I conserve my energy; of course I use it if I am put in a situation on the field, I’ll do what I have to do.”

“Otherwise, I conserve my energy so I am able to play four quarters of football at my best.”

At a very young age, he was introduced to the pivot position and knew at that moment he was destined to excel in that role.

“When I was five, I remember watching a Packers game with my dad,” recalled Reeb.  “Brett Favre was playing and I remember not taking my eyes off of him.”

“I thought it was interesting what he did throwing the ball and ever since my dad telling me about the different positions and what Favre did, I wanted to play the quarterback position.  I like the leadership involved in the position and the brains it takes to get the job done at the position.”

Marcus Reeb 2

Among the teams he has played for during his career include Northern Red Knights of the Toronto District Secondary School Association (TDSSAA) and Scarborough Thunder of the Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL).

“The best moment of my career so far is winning City Championships with my high school football team and getting jackets,” said Reeb of the highlights of his gridiron journey.

On the field, Reeb has tried to emulate former NFL legendary quarterback, Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) as well as current star Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers).

“I look up to is Dan Marino,” commented Reeb.  “I admire his skill and personality on and off the field.”

“A quarterback I try to model my game after is Cam Newton. I think I resemble him the most out of all quarterbacks that have played the game.”

On Saturday, Reeb will have an opportunity to channel his inner Marino or Newton on a bigger gridiron stage. He will participate in the Ontario Prospect Challenge as a member of Team Central’s junior varsity squad.

“For me, it was a no brainer,” reflected the Team Central pivot on his introduction to OPC.  “I want to play as much football as possible and I’ll do anything to do that!”

“I heard from a couple friends and my coach that I should go try out for it and see if I can make the team and participate in the game. I decided to go and even if I didn’t make it, at least I had fun and I competed with a lot of great players and met new people, so I decided to go for it and try out.”

Overall, it has been a tremendously invaluable process for Reeb.

“It’s been a great process and a great experience so far for me,” added the Team Central standout.  “The coaching staff is great and we have a lot of great players on the team.”

Reeb is cannot wait to measure up against the competition as well as create some magic on the field with one receiver in particular.

“The thing I am looking forward to most about the OPC game is the competition,” stated the quarterback.  “I love going head to head and competing with my teammates.”

“I’m looking forward to competing with my receiver Kavantye Bailey.  Me and Kavantye play on the same summer team so I hopefully I get the chance to target him quite a bit during the game. As for which opponents I am looking forward to compete against would be some of the Ottawa teams in the OVFL as they are always good, hard-working and a challenge to face.”

Marcus Reeb

It is not lost on Reeb how much pressure there will be come game day to perform at TD Place in Ottawa in front of many spectators, including recruiters.  However, he is doing his part to ensure he will be able to handle the pressure associated with OPC.

“I am just focusing on myself, making sure I do everything in my power like memorize the plays we have been given,” described the Team Central offensive threat.  “I am just training until the event and keeping my mind on the one goal which is to win the game.”

“To prepare for the game I have been staying on my regular routine which is just going to the gym, training outside on my high school field, eating healthy and just staying fit.”

Set to graduate in 2017, the Team Central standout’s ultimate goal is to return back home Georgia and attend the local university there while continuing on with his gridiron career. He plans to spend four years there and would like to pursue a degree in English.

Right now, Reeb is motivated to succeed at OPC and is ambitious in his quest to accomplish a couple of feats on Saturday.

“I am a competitive person, so as for my personal goals I’m going to try my best and compete to get the MVP ring,” commented Reeb.  “For team goals, the only thing I want to do is have me and my teammates that will be surrounding me on the field come out with a win.”

Once OPC is completed, the Team Central pivot will take with him all the skills he’s learned in order to get him on the right track with future plans on and off the field.

“I want to go back to my home state when I finish high school here and play professional ball someday,” added Reeb.

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