Another native of the Sunshine State has decided to migrate north to spend their collegiate years with Mike Riley's football program in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Brandon Drayton, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound safety out of Largo (Fla.) High who's currently on an official visit with the Cornhuskers, found no reason to wait and opted to commit on his visit Saturday afternoon. This lanky and chiseled defender is the third senior out of Florida to come forward and commit to Nebraska.
This is certainly a quality pick-up for the team decked out in red and white. In addition to the Cornhuskers, Drayton possesses an offer sheet consisting of Miami, Minnesota, Syracuse, Iowa, Louisville, Indiana, Purdue, Colorado and Iowa State among others.
The first thing that captures your attention about Drayton is his frame. Drayton possesses great length and should really fill out nicely over the next couple of years as he dives into a college strength and conditioning program.
Drayton has the size and ball skills to become an effective wide receiver on the collegiate level as well, but throwing those traits on the defensive side of the ball makes him that much more of an appetizing prospect for coaches on the Division I level. The 6-foot-2 athlete gets vertical, and does a good job of winning the one-on-one battle and making a play on the football at its highest point.
Drayton has to continue to get stronger and pack on weight moving forward, but certainly isn't shy when it comes to lowering his shoulder pads and coming downhill. This defensive back warms up to contact and is filled with emotion from start to finish.
This is a kid who's willing to sacrifice his body and lay out for an acrobatic catch or interception, so his body control and hand-eye coordination in congested areas are things to take note of as well.
There's no doubting the upside and potential when it comes to Drayton's play in the back end of the defense.
Drayton is tabbed as a three-star prospect and the 18th-ranked safety prospect in the state of Florida on Scout.