Dulles High School
High School Position: Defensive End
College Position: Linebacker
Main Strengths: Athleticism, Assignment Discipline, Hitting
Main Weaknesses: Bulk, Pad Level, Change of Direction Skills
Brandon Herron, a teammate of fellow commit Troy Woolfolk, shows the potential to be a contributor at linebacker in the future. Herron, despite his size, played defensive end for Dulles High School this past season but projects as a linebacker at the next level. The good news is Herron has the frame to add the extra bulk he will need to play outside in college. Though his short area quickness and change of direction skills are average, Herron has very good straight line speed. Going downhill, he can get to the play in a hurry and he has ideal range for the position. Another thing that is evident on film is his assignment discipline. Whether it is a trail technique or playing containment, Herron executes his task well. At Dulles, Herron plays an under shifted defensive end alignment that allows him to be isolated on the perimeter with a offensive tackle. Though his pad level is too high when attacking the line, Herron has an effective swim move and will also throw in a club move once in awhile. One thing that Herron struggles with is coming off the line, and at times he seems to be hesitant or tentative. Hopefully the move off the line will give him better vision of the play and allow him to improve in that area. Physically speaking, he is a very strong tackler and hitter. He does a decent job of shedding blocks but could certainly improve in that department. Of course, the move to linebacker will take some time for Herron to grow into, but he is a natural football player and playmaker. I think Herron has real upside at outside linebacker and given some time he could become a starting caliber player for the Wolverines.
A taller Brandon Logan