Brandon Picks Up Number One

The past few months have been pretty exciting for Tevrin Brandon from eastern Pennsylvania. Brandon made a name for himself on the combine circuit with some blistering 40-yard dash times. He excelled at the PIAA State Track and Field Championships and now he has been showing his stuff at college summer camps and he earned his first scholarship offer recently.

Bethlehem (Pa.) Catholic cornerback Tevrin Brandon recently traveled to Connecticut with his best friend Devin Street who plays at nearby Liberty, along with their fathers. The two went up for two days, one of which was an unofficial visit and the other was for a one day camp performance.

"We went up the day before to meet the coaches and tour the school," Brandon said. "We had a chance to speak with Coach (Randy) Edsall and we toured the facilities, campus, dorms, the new indoor facilities and we saw the stadium.

"I liked the stadium a lot," Brandon continued. "The weight room was crazy. They have these computerized weights that work with air pressure. It is pretty amazing. Some how you use the air pressure and it's the same resistance as using free weights.

"Coach Edsall spoke to us about the program and how everyone is a family," he said. "He talked about the new facilities and what they are trying to do there and how we could fit." The two friends and competitors then took in the one day camp on Saturday for a chance to impress Edsall and his staff.

"I think I did pretty well," Brandon stated. "Coach Edsall said he liked what he saw. I had to try and shut Devin down a little bit. We went against each other twice and he beat me once and I got him once. It was cool though because we both earned offers."

UConn helped themselves and took the lead for Brandon, while Street ended up committing to Pittsburgh on Sunday. If all goes as it seems it may right now these two friends may be battling it out in the Big East Conference for the next few years.

"I was supposed to go down to Pitt and visit with him Sunday, but they have not offered me," Brandon said. "It really doesn't matter right now, because I am really feeling UConn and they are No. 1 for me right now.

"I'm waiting to hear from the coaches at North Carolina," Brandon explained. "I camped down there on the last day before they left for vacation and I think they may offer, but I just need to wait to talk to them this week.

"Me and my father spoke to Coach Edsall and told him to give us a day or two to decide. It all depends on what happens with UNC. I'm not sure it would change my mind, but I may have to think about it a little more."

If Brandon pulls the trigger and picks the Huskies he could be the second player in a week to choose UConn from eastern Pennsylvania joining Mechanicsburg defensive end Tyler Bullock.

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