DITR : OL Brennan Lackey, Yorkville High School (Yorkville, Illinois)

Brennan Lackey is a student-athlete from Yorkville High School, represents the class of 2026 with distinction. Standing impressively at 6 feet 4 inches tall, he not only commands attention on the field but also exhibits a strong commitment to academic excellence, boasting a commendable GPA of 3.6. Inside the weight room, Brennan’s dedication to strength and conditioning is unmistakable as he consistently pushes himself, benching an impressive 285 lbs and squatting 445 lbs. However, it’s on the football field where Brennan truly shines. Observing his gameplay, one cannot help but be captivated by his exceptional run-blocking skills, particularly his ability to engage and neutralize linebackers, thereby creating crucial running lanes for his teammates.

What are some things you have overcome in life?

“I bounced back from not playing football for three years, using it as a chance to grow and improve. It made me stronger and more determined when I returned to the field.”

What are your biggest accomplishments?

” Two of my most significant achievements are maintaining a 3.7 GPA and demonstrating consistency in the weight room. Keeping a high GPA reflects my dedication to academics and my commitment to achieving excellence. Similarly, my consistency in the weight room showcases my determination to improve my strength.”

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

” I compare myself to Trent Williams, drawing parallels particularly in terms of speed. Much like him, I pride myself on my agility and quickness on the field, using my speed to my advantage of the game.”

What are your plans once you’re done with football and why?

” Once I complete high school, my aspiration is to pursue a career as an accountant.”

What are some goals you have for yourself, and your team next season?

“ My goals are to maintain consistency in the weight room and achieve a sub 5-second 40-yard dash time. I aim to continue improving my strength and speed.”

What is an interesting fact about you outside of football?

“One interesting thing about me is that I work two jobs. It keeps me busy”

What is your dream school?

” I dream of playing football at the University of Michigan.”

What position do you enjoy playing the most and why?

” I contribute to my team on both offense and defense side of the ball. Playing as an offensive tackle and defensive end.

What are some ways your coaches have helped you?

” I am deeply grateful for the support and mentorship provided by my coaches throughout my football journey. Their dedication to teaching me the fundamentals of the game and refining my skills has been instrumental in my development as a player. Moreover, they have actively sought out opportunities for me to attend camps and clinics, allowing me to gain additional experience and hone my abilities further.”

What colleges have you received any offers or interest from if any and what is your dream college to play for?

” Although I’ve attracted interest from a handful of schools, there’s one that holds a special place in my future and thats the University of Michigan.”