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Cody Britt


By Perry A. Farrell

SMSB Editor-in-Chief

The trek from Gibraltar to the Sound Mind Sound Body Campus on Detroit’s eastside hasn’t been an issue for Cody Britt.

“My mom (Kim) and I were looking for a place for me to go camping,” he said. “We had heard about Sound Mind Sound Body, so we decided to give it a try. I think it has helped me because athletically I see where I stand in the state against other players. I can see where I stack up. The trip isn’t that bad.”

Former teammate Ian Stewart is a graduate of SMSB and earned a scholarship at Michigan State University.

Britt, a junior linebacker, slot receiver, and linebacker is in his third year in the program.

“My favorite position is linebacker because I get to hit people,” said Britt. “On offense, they move me around a lot. the first three games I played more at slot, but the last game I spent more time at running back.”

While Carlson waited to see if they’d have a football season, Britt was able to work out at a couple of spots, including SMSB.

“I went to Sound Mind Sound Body and worked out,” said Britt. “I did Yoga, and I went to Level Up training in Monroe, which helped me stay in shape.”

It was on Britt to stay in shape during the hiatus, especially with the goal of a big junior season.

“I figured we’d eventually have football in the Fall, I just didn’t know when,” said Britt. “Once we got the news that we were playing in the Fall that made it better.

“We had been working out as a team until we were told we couldn’t. I tried to stay and shape and be ready.”

Carlson students meet in class on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesday the school goes through a total cleaning because of COVID-19 and classes are virtual.

“We have to wear masks the whole time until we go to lunch. We always set a few feet apart from each other and we have these dividers that keep us separate from each other for protection.

On the field, Carlson has been cleaning up with a 3-1 record.

“The first two games I only played the first half because the competition wasn’t that good,” said Britt. “I’ve done my best. I like going downhill making plays. Our talent is getting better.”

Britt has grown to 5-foot-11 1/2 and 208 pounds.

ImageCerebral on and off the field, Britt is taking pre-calculus and has aspirations of an engineering major in college.

“I’ve always loved math,” he said. “Math, to me, has always been the easiest for me to understand. I also want to build things, so I think it would be a good-paying job that I could support a family with.” 

Yale and Cincinnati have been in contact, but with his success in the classroom and his growing reputation on the field, offers are expected to come in.

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