Badger Sport Sleeper to FNL

The Badger Sport 7-on-7 National Championship tournament held on the July 4th weekend featured some big stars and some prospects that will be big stars. Brandon Snell is a class of 2012 receiver not heard of before the tournament, but showed up big, impressed and is now going to visit one of the biggest powerhouse programs in America. He will take his abilities to Friday Night Lights at Florida.

There was plenty of media on hand for the Badger Sport tournament when the South Florida Express steam rolled to the championship. On the way, a very talented offensive machine rolled up a lot of points. Brandon Snell was a big part of all the point production that weekend and an absolute unheard of prospect until that weekend.

Now, the Miami Norland star has a trip scheduled to Gainesville and the University of Florida on July 23 for Friday Night Lights where he will be able to once again compete with and against the nation's best athletes.

Surprisingly, the Gators are the only team to step up and make a move since the tournament weekend. Other programs haven't heard enough about Snell just yet.

"It has changed a little, but I am waiting for more folks to talk to me," Snell said about his expected boom in me with college coaches. "I talked to Coach (Stan) Drayton from the University of Florida and he invited me to Friday Night Lights camp on July 23. Coach Drayton said they were interested in me and they wanted me to come to camp to work out with them. Florida is the only one on me so far. I don't have a real highlight film and we just got a new coach."

A cousin of Miami Hurricane commitment and Miami Northwestern star Teddy Bridgewater, Snell plans to ride up to the camp with his friend. He has a back up plan if Bridgewater doesn't make it.

It isn't too shocking that Snell is unheard of. Norland is replacing their coach and Snell was a do everything playing quarterback and receiver in a pro-style offense where he amassed 15 catches for 400 yards and threw for 400 yards and six touchdowns.

With a laser timed 4.64 in the 40 and eight years of football behind him, Snell's favorite football player is NFL'er Steve Smith while he was a big fan of the Hurricanes and also liked the Gators. He likes the players with attitudes like Jeremy Shockey and Percy Harvin.

However, he doesn't have the attitude himself. Snell likes to lead buy example.

"I think I play the game like Calvin Johnson," he said. "He isn't loud and shows off by doing his business on the field."

It is a long way from decision time for Snell, but he is starting to understand some of the things he is looking for in a program.

"My decision is going to be based on education and I play basketball too and that is something I would like to try out for when I get to college," said Snell, who also plays point guard. "FAU and Middle Tennessee State are looking at me in basketball. I am really interested in Florida because they have a really good basketball program as well."

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