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Tehvyn Brantley was all set to help lead Charlotte (NC) Victory Christian to a winning season in 2008, but after just a few games, he packed his bags and transferred to another school.

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The 5-foot-8, 165-pound wide receiver took his explosive abilities to Durham (NC) Mt. Zion Christian Academy.

"Basically, my dad didn't think I was being used properly," said Brantley. "I had four catches for over 200 yards and two touchdowns my last game at Victory, and that was with them only throwing to me like four times. After talking with my dad, we didn't feel like it was the right situation.

"Academically, it was a great fit, but he felt the coaching there wasn't proper and I wasn't getting the ball enough."

Victory Christian entered the year with at least six Division I prospects, but after a few weeks three had departed.

Starting defensive end Sylvester Crawford and quarterback Josh Byrum left before the season to join ex-defensive coordinator Brentson Buckner at Northside Christian Academy, and Brantley is now playing for the Warriors. Duke verbal Justin Foxx and Miami pledge Curtis Porter remain at Victory Christian, along with talented tailback Mike Staton.

"I'm not surprised by it," said Brantley. "I was one of the two main guys on offense. I don't want to take anything away from Victory, but to be honest I was the key guy on offense. No one wants to admit that one person changes the team, but I think it does. I know Mike Staton and a couple of the other guys are going to do their thing though."

Now Brantley is at Mt. Zion looking to make an impact. He played his first game last week and did so at quarterback where he led the Warriors to a victory.

"We won our game and I had over 100 yards rushing and over 100 yards passing," said Brantley. "I had a touchdown run for about sixty yards and I passed for two touchdowns.

"It been an adjustment for me, but I like it here. I like the players and I think we can win games. We have so much talent here that it's crazy. A lot of the guys we have here are big-time."

On the recruiting front, Brantley still holds offers from Buffalo and Central Michigan while receiving heavy interest from high-major programs.

"Clemson, [North] Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke, South Carolina, Oregon State, and I think Virginia Tech are showing a lot of interest," said Brantley. "Buffalo and Central Michigan have offered me. I talk to Buffalo a couple of days a week, and I talk to Central Michigan every week.

"Clemson's really showing a lot of interest. I went up there for the Maryland game, and I think they are close to offering me. They are recruiting me as a slot receiver... a guy that can make plays for them."

Brantley hopes to make a decision before the beginning of next year.

"I would like to sign on Signing Day, and I think I'm going to make my decision after my football season," said Brantley. "Clemson is my favorite right now, and I think if they would offer me I would commit. Other than them it would be Buffalo and Oregon State... Buffalo is really up top because they are talking about me playing a lot as a true freshman."

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