Tight End Snags Offer From the Herd

Entering his senior season at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School in Chardon, Ohio, A.J. Branisel has already garnered the attention of many colleges in the eastern and midwestern regions. Branisel is a 6'4", 225 pound tight end that was one of his teams leading receivers his junior year while hauling in 35 passes.

Entering his senior season at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School in Chardon, Ohio, A.J. Branisel has already garnered the attention of many colleges in the eastern and midwestern regions. Branisel is a 6'4", 225 pound tight end that was one of his teams leading receivers his junior year while hauling in 35 passes.

Heading into the month of March, Branisel had already raked in seven offers from the likes of Ball State, Kent State, Northern Illinois, Ohio and Toledo. He also held BCS-conference offers from Missouri and Cincinnati. On March 12, Marshall co-offensive cooridinator and quarterbacks coach Tony Peterson gave Branisel his eighth offer. Peterson also serves as his lead recruiter.

Since it is fairly early in the recruiting process, Branisel has not yet decided when he will make any official visits or to which schools he will visit. In a given football season, thousands of high school seniors start their final football season. A very small percentage actually get a phone call offerring them a scholarship to play the game that they love. How excited was Branisel?

"I was very excited. The offer came from Toledo and it almost seemed to good to be true. Now that I know that I can play at the next level, I am open to all options and I am really looking forward to it."

Branisel does not know much about Marshall at this time, other than the fact that they, "have a rich football tradition."

Stay tuned to HerdHaven.com as we follow up on A.J. Branisel throughout his recruitment.

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