When you aren't a big name in town and perhaps play in a state that is used to having a lot of big names, your goals can sometimes reflect the feeling towards that anonymity.
After rushing for over 2,000 yards last year, scoring 30 times and over 1,700 yards the year before, scoring over 20, Varina high school's, Brandon Minor is anonymous no longer.
That's already a dream realized
for Minor, because when he realized that he could play this game at such a high
level, his aspirations have grown for the future, almost exponentially with the
yards he's putting up. But, when it comes to immediate goals, he's shifted his
mind-set a bit. "It's about winning,"
Minor had done what he set out to do and all before his senior-year was even upon him, so while he is still looking at colleges with a firm individual state of mind, his focus for the rest of this year is on taking his team all the way, no matter what it takes.
"I don't care what I have to do, because I will run people over, around them or whatever, I just want us to get to that state title game and win," Minor said. "I'm one of the main guys everyone will be looking to, so it's up to me to do my part and whatever else I have to do so we can win all of our games."
He's determined, no doubt about
The versatility of his game isn't
limited to what he can do toting the ball, but receiving and even stopping
receptions is something Minor isn't shabby at as well. Over the last two years,
When you look at his almost 6
foot, 2 inch frame and 215 pounds, you can see why some of those schools that
have offered him are looking at him to play either side.
"Plus, you can't help but look at the NFL and that's going to have some part in where I choose to go."
Of his childhood favorites, one
has already offered, that being the Michigan Wolverines.
"Just because I grew up loving a
team doesn't mean that's the best team for me at the time,"
Minor is looking, but he's at least for now, not planning on any traveling anytime soon. No camps, no unofficial visits, basically nothing that takes him away from the one thing he cares most about right now. "It's never too early to think about what we have to do to win a title this year," Minor said. "If I need to get stronger, I'll get stronger. If I need to get faster, that's what I will do."
"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."
"I want to go out a champion."