Brazil's a Burner

Recruiting fans in the south are all wanting to learn more about sophomore Jeryl Brazil, who ran a sizzling 4.35 at the New Orleans Under Armour Combine last Sunday. Get the details right here.

There was an abundance of talent at last Sunday's New Orleans Under Armour Combine, and the fastest prospect there was sophomore Jeryl Brazil (Loranger HS).

On a day when many big-name prospects turned in sluggish times in the 40-yard dash, Brazil recorded an eye-popping 4.35.

"I was in total shock," he recalled. "I knew I could do it - run that fast - but I wasn't really feeling myself that day. I didn't get much sleep the night before - I was up until 3 A.M. - so I think I could actually run faster. I wasn't feeling 100%.

"The last time I ran the 40 was during my freshman year, and I ran a 4.5 that day. I run the 100 meters and the 200 for our track team. My PR in the 100 is 10.3 and in the 200 it's 21.5."

Brazil isn't merely a track star, however. He posted excellent gridiron numbers in 2010 for the Class 3A Wolves.

"I scored 21 total touchdowns," he said. "I play running back, cornerback, wide receiver, and kick return. I was named WAFB Player of the Week after I scored six touchdowns in five different ways versus Springfield.

"I'm not sure about my rushing or receiving yardage, though. My coaches keep up with that, but I don't. I did have seven interceptions on defense. I like running back the best, but some people are saying my best position is cornerback. I went to the Under Armour Combine as a cornerback."

Brazil, who maintains a 3.2 GPA, says he prefers SEC teams such as LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, and Ole Miss. He's attending summer camps at both LSU and Ole Miss.

Loranger finished last season with an 8-4 mark. The Wolves' only losses came to Class 5A playoff team Ponchatoula, traditional 3A powers Amite and Independence, and to eventual 3A state champion Parkview Baptist in the second round of the playoffs.


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