Recruiting Road Warrior Camps at Auburn

Mt. Zion Christian Academy star Tehvyn Brantley discusses his visit to Auburn.

Durham, N.C.--Tehvyn Brantley, who has been a road warrior when it comes to football camps and combines, made it to Auburn on Sunday for the final day of a football camp for rising high school seniors.

The quick and athletic wide receiver prospect from Mt. Zion Christian Academy was a standout in the passing drills, something he has been wherever he has been tested.

"I am a hard worker and I am the ultimate camper at Scout," says Brantley, who was a standout at events in Charlotte, N.C., and Los Angeles this spring. "I am a three star and I just work hard every time I step on the field."

A three-sport athlete who is a point guard in basketball at Mt. Zion, which is known for its outstanding teams in that sport, Brantley also plays centerfield in baseball. However, football is his focus. "I am getting mostly recruited for slot receiver and outside receiver," Brantley says.

"I had 28 touchdowns last season and I had to play quarterback part of the time," he says. "We ran the spread offense so they put me at quarterback so they could get me in the open. I am going to be able to play wide receiver this year because we have a quarterback coming in and I am happy about that."

A player with quick feet and excellent moves, he doesn't have any major college scholarships yet, but is visiting numerous camps around the country hoping to change that. He measured in at 5-8, 165 at the recent Combine in Los Angeles and ran a 4.57 40.

Tehvyn Brantley reaches for a pass at a football camp.

While he doesn't have straight-line sprinter's speed, he does have excellent moves and quick feet that make him difficult to cover. "My quickness and separation are my biggest thing," Brantley says.

He notes that he got the attention of Auburn wide receiver coach Trooper Taylor even though he missed the first day of the AU camp over the weekend. "He encouraged me and we did a couple of chest bumps," Brantley points out. "He liked my game."

The receiver says going to the Auburn camp was a good experience because it exposed him to the AU coaches and he is trying to learn as much as possible about playing football by visiting different colleges and camps. "It gives me different techniques from all over," he points. "If you put that all together, you never know what can happen."

At a recent camp at the University of Tennessee, Scout's Chad Simmons wrote this about Brantley: "Every time there is any kind of camp or combine, Brantley always seems to be one of the best. He is small at 5-feet 8-inches tall and only 165 pounds, but he has very quick feet, he cuts at a high speed, and he is good at getting corners turned around and off balance. He was pretty much uncoverable on Tuesday and he caught every ball I saw him get his hands on."

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