Position: LB
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan
High School/Previous School: Detroit Country Day School

Coach Mangurian on Rea: Physical playing style at a high level of competition. Great instincts and still improving. Good ball skills, good diagnose and reaction. Leverage tackler with a burst to the ball carrier. Productive leader, leads by example. Productive situational fullback. Competitive, tough, great work ethic and focus. Should contribute early. Game comes easy to him; it will be tougher in college.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Mich. ... Played for head coach Dan MacLean … Captain his senior year and led his team to a 10-3 record … All-county 2012 … All-state 2012 … Also lettered in Baseball …

All-district Baseball 2012.

INTENDED MAJOR: Business/Economics

PERSONAL: Parents are Anna and Chris Rea … Has two brothers, Anthony (18) and Christopher (11).

FUN FACT: Hobbies include playing the cello.

WHY COLUMBIA? “Really liked the progressive atmosphere and could relate well to the other guys on the team.”