As I watched Euclid’s Brandon Wright work out in front of college coaches last night, my thoughts – a natural LB who could play inside or outside. As I watched his HUDL Hi-lites last night, he may be an even better RB than LB.
He runs so well and is so fluid. Has run an 11.0/100m this spring. Guessin 6’2-205(maybe bigger). Told me that he long jumped 23′ last spring. Has jumped 22′ this spring. Not to make excuses, but the weather this spring has not been too sports friendly. Last night, I saw some explosiveness, which comes from being such a good long jumper.
As a running back, I like his ability to stay north/south. Like his initial quickness, and he has the speed to get to the edge. Really like his vision to find the opening. Breaks tackles. Good balance. Like his toughness with the ball in his hands. Also see some explosion on contact.
Brandon played DE last year, but is a better OLB prospect. Fast off the edge. Finds the football. If he can get heavier/stronger, he will be an excellent inside linebacker prospect. Again, his quickness and explosion is good.
For me, I would give him a long look at RB. He plants and gets up field. As he gets bigger/stronger, he will get more explosive. Remember 22 feet+ long jumper. Needs to improve on some RB skills, however.
I would guess he will play both ways at times for Euclid High School this fall. Maybe some LB, as well as some RB. Last year, he ran for almost 700 yards and 9 tds, on just 65 carries.
Brandon carries himself well on the football field. Last night, he showed leadership during the drills. Liked his presence. Liked his confidence.
Offers from Purdue, Cincinnati, Boston College among others. O-State is showing some interest. Camp performances will be important for Brandon. Before that happens, his track times will be important to me.
Do not know his best college position for sure. Like him on either side of the ball. Much will depend on just how big and how strong that he can get. Really explosive, which means a lot. Now, he is one of the MSR top 6 RB’s in his Class of 2019.
Looking forward to watching Brandon Wright this fall. He has some talented teammates, which should make him, even better.