Kentucky Star Names Top 5

Brandon Deaderick is a name that many southern fans are starting to keep a close eye on this fall. With 5 of the region's elite programs still very much in the running for his signature, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the audience for his recruitment has continued to swell as the weeks go by. Could the Bluegrass star be getting any closer to naming a favorite?

"Well, right now my list is looking like Louisville, Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn and Florida. I'm still not ready to name a leader yet or anything though," Brandon Deaderick said.

What does he like about each of these schools?

Louisville: "It's close to home and they're really building a good program there I think. They signed the #1 QB in the country last year and I think the #1 athlete the year before that. You can see they are piling up some talent."

Tennessee: "I like the tradition there. It's only about 3.5 hours from my house and they are always winning so I wouldn't have to worry about Coach Fulmer ever leaving the program."

Alabama: "I like their tradition and I have a lot of family down there. The coaches say I could play early because they need rush ends very badly."

Auburn: "Auburn has been on me the hardest since early last spring. They really like me and they have 2 senior defensive ends that are fixing to graduate so I could play real soon."

Florida: "I've always liked Florida. Jevon Kearse is my favorite player, and I just liked them growing up. I went down there for spring and I really enjoyed it, but I don't know what's going on with their coaching situation right now so I can't really say anything else."

What is he looking for most in a school?

"I'm looking for some program that's going to develop me and give me a chance to play for a national championship. I also want a place with a nice campus and a place where I can make an impact on the field pretty soon."

Brandon has already begun to make visit plans for the end of the year.

"I've got an unofficial visit to Auburn set up when they play Georgia, and I take my official visit to Auburn on January 14th. I take my official visit to Alabama on the 7th of January and I take one to Louisville on the 21st of January. I might move one of those visits to sometime in December but I haven't decided. Also, my official to Florida may go to Michigan State or Clemson due to the coaching situation, but I just don't know yet."

Scout.com will keep you notified of any changes with Brandon right up through signing day.


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