Michigan First to Offer Brandon Minor

The University of Michigan was the first to offer running back <b>Brandon Minor</b> of Varina High School in Richmond, Va. He grew up liking another UM, however, and has them on top. On Wednesday GoBlueWolverine.com spoke with Minor, who said he is now up to five offers. <br>

Brandon Minor Profile

With the most recent school to offer being Florida, running back Brandon Minor of Varina High School in Richmond, Va., now reports five. "Michigan was the first to offer in February," he told GoBlueWolverine. "I also have offers from North Carolina State, Nebraska, Tennessee and Florida. I grew up a Miami fan and you could say they lead, but I'm not going to commit to them right away if they offer. I want to announce at the Army game in January." The Army game is the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Minor had an incredible junior campaign. Rushing for 2,091-yards on 196 carries, and 30 touchdowns, he was selected for the 2nd-Team All-State. "All the schools are recruiting me for running back," he said. "I play safety too, and I'll play wherever they want me to play, but I would rather play running back." As a sophomore Minor racked up over 1,800-yards rushing. He needs just over 1,000-yards this season to become the all-time central region rushing leader, a spot now occupied by former Michigan recruiting target Victor "Macho" Harris, who signed with Virginia Tech in Feb.

Minor said he would like to attend the Nike Camp at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, but would not participate in any school camps. "I went to the Nike Camp last year and ran a 4.7 40," Minor said. "I've been able to get it down to a 4.5 since."

The talented athlete also plays basketball, and is on the track and field team this spring. "I run the 100-meters, the 200, the 400, the 4X100, and I do the high-jump and discus. My best in the discus is 128-feet, and I am the second man on the relay team."

Minor reports a 2.7 grade-point-average, and a 840 on the SAT. He said he would like to major in sports management. The Varina Blue Devils were a perfect 10-0, including a 28-7 win over Harris' Highland Springs team, going into their final game against Bird High School of Chesterfield, Va., who handed Varina their only loss of the season by a score of 28-25. "I hate every single team we have to play this year already, because they are in our way of what we want to do. I am using that to help me help the entire team," Minor told Scout.com. "I want to go out a champion."

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