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Name: Porter Rooks
Team: Southwest Middle School
CLASS: Class of 2020
Elite Talent Football Academy in Roswell, Georgia is where I first saw Porter Rooks in action. Porter Rooks won Mvp honors that day by proving to be one of the top Receivers in the Class of 2020, he displayed great explosion out of his breaks running routes also the ability to separate from defenders. Watching this kid develop a year later and seeing his versatility this past season playing Rb just adds to his value. This Athlete scored 15 touchdowns in 5 games for his Southwest Middle School team and ran for 1,085 rushing yards those are nothing short of playmaker numbers. Porter Rooks is the number 5# ranked player in GenNexXt Class of 2020 Hot 200 and has earned all his accolades by proving it on the track & football field. With 100 meter best time at 11.4 & 200 meter best 23.1 this kid has the speed to blow the lid off a defense from his Receiver position. All the things you see in Porter Rooks that makes him so special are no doubt the reason the University of Louisville decided to offer this phenom. Porter Rooks is a well mannered humble God fearing young man with the hunger & drive of someone twice his age. Character is one of Porter’s biggest qualities as an athlete and a big reason the College offers will continue to come in for this young man.
Porter Rooks is a 5th ranked player in the Country who is among the best and most exciting offensive players in the 2020 class. Rooks has a dynamic skill set, which is why he will yield tons of offers. At 6'1" and 182 pounds, Porter is built more like a running back than a receiver. He has a thick frame, and his strength is deceptive. The 5th ranked player a Charlotte native is an explosive athlete who has a ton of suddenness. Rooks can work on the perimeter or in the slot, as he shoots off the line quickly to launch into his routes. He can wiggle around jams at the line, and he skates out of his cuts to separate from defenders.
He had solid hands and ball skills, but his best attribute is his run-after-catch ability. Rooks is awfully elusive and quick with the ball in his hands, as he routinely shows off an ability to cut at full speed and dodge defenders. He has the vision of a running back with the ball, which is why it won't be surprising to see him in the offensive backfield in High School. Rooks can slash through creases to hustle to the second level, and he has the tight-space quickness to elude defenders in alleys.
Finally, Rooks is a fantastic return man. He has the quickness and confidence to effectively return punts, while he displays the strength and long speed to bring kickoffs back.
1 on 1 with Porter Rooks on receiving his first College Offer
How does it feel to be an 8th grader receiving your first College offer?
Porter: It’s a blessing that I have received my first offer. It took a lot of hard work and I'm honored that the Louisville football staff thinks I have what it takes.
Which Coach offered you? And what was the first thing cross your mind when they offered?
Porter: Coach Galloway and the first thing I thought of was all glory to God.
Porter what were your stats on the season?
Porter: I had to play running back this season but in our 5 game regular season, I rushed for 15 touchdowns and 1,085 yards
We are currently in the off season, what areas of your game are you working on for the next level?
Porter: A lot of footwork and foot speed, hand eye coordination and getting stronger and faster for next season
What High school are you attending?
Porter: Providence Day School
What are you most looking forward to on the High school level?
Porter: A Championship ring as well as a chance to develop into one of the top players in the Country. Can't forget about playing under the Friday night lights.
Last question & thanks so much for your time Porter glad we could finally feature you on our site. Porter what are your fastest track times?
Porter: Yes sir thank you, And in the 100 I ran 11.4 and 200 I ran 23.1.
Check out Porter 2015 Highlights