CLOSER LOOK: Centennial’s Miles Reed

Take a closer look at Corona Centennial senior Miles Reed and you’ll see a young man with a smile a mile wide.

Reed has stepped to the fore as the Huskies’ top running back this season, and is flourishing in the spread style with 17 rushing TDs and more than 1,110 yards in six games.

He spelled current Univ. of Arizona starlet J.J. Taylor last season, but seems to really be enjoying this year’s spotlight.

There’s little doubt he’s ready for it after rushing for 206 yards and four long touchdowns on just 10 touches during the first quarter of Centennial’s 77-20 victory over Eastvale Roosevelt on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.

We caught up with him afterward. Not a bad first-quarter performance. What happened there?
Miles Reed: “I feel like I couldn’t do it without my O-line. They really blocked their butts off today, and I’m proud of myself and them. I’m just happy we can get the victory here tonight.” How’d you bust through Roosevelt even though they packed the box?
MR: “If you can run against a seven-man box you can run against a five-man box or a six-man box or anything lower. This is just preparing us for the playoffs, and I’m just happy we can see it early because it’s just great preparation for us.” What did the bye in Week 5 mean to this team?
MR: “It was huge. We had Tanner (McKee) with a concussion, and we had a couple of offensive lineman. This bye week also really helped the guys who had to sit out the first five. It helped them really come in and mold to our offense a little bit more. Especially for me. I had little injuries that I need to rest up. I think it helped a lot because we came out showed what we can really do. What can you say about your recruitment right now?
MR: I’m lost for words. I don’t really know where I want to go. Couple more calls been coming. I’m just going to wait it out and see how it goes. See where I fit in best.

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