The Insiders has Setzer listed as the #31 defensive end prospect in the nation and is considered a three-star prospect by network analysts.
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Shrine Bowl Roster
2002 North Carolina Shrine Bowl Profile
Setzer ranked # 76 among all Juco/Prep players. He was joined on the list by NC State commitments Darrell Blackman and Merci Falaise.
Juco/Prep top defensive ends
Brandon Setzer listed as the #9 Juco/Prep DE in the country by College Football News.
Setzer makes NCHS Football All State team
In his senior season at Thomasville (NC) High, Brandon garnered first-team All-State Honors at the defensive end position.
Hargrave Coach Robert Prunty Discusses Setzer
"Right now, Brandon Setzer is the best D-Lineman that I've got. He's got leverage, he runs well; he just hasn't been pushed. He is going to be a special player."
Setzer eyeing Carolina, others
"Setzer's weight certainly didn't seem to slow him down on Sunday, when he terrorized the UNC JV offensive line. Playing about half of the available snaps, Setzer tallied four tackles, one and a half sacks, and multiple quarterback pressures."
Setzer on NC State
"State is a great place. It's close to home. They have great coaches, Chuck's a nice guy, and that's it. It's a great place."
Brandon Setzer Commits!
"I committed to [N.C.] State. It was just the players and coaches there that did it for me. I really liked them a lot."
Brandon Setzer 6-6 C Thomasville (NC)/Kappa Magic
"Big B probably isn't going to play in the ACC, but he could serve as an example to players like Eddie Green on how to score on the inside. Brandon is a wide body who knows how to free up space when he gets the ball down low, and had a very nice scoring touch. Also surprised me with his hops when challenging shots defensively. If he could gain a couple inches and lose a few pounds, he could be a really nice college player."
Big Show has big game
Thomasville's Brandon Setzer is known to his teammates as "The Big Show," to which his rugged 6-6 frame would attest, and he came through with a big game in helping the Bulldogs to a 75-62 victory over Perquimans in the NCHSAA 1-A men's title game at Reynolds Coliseum. Setzer earned Wendy's MVP honors with 28 points and a whopping 21 rebounds, the most rebounds in a men's championship game in 15 years.
All-State Basketball Team
Brandon Setzer, Thomasville (20), 6-6, C, Sr.
North Carolina High School Records State Championships
Setzer ties state record with 21 rebounds.
Football lineman has 'big' presence on hardwood
Thomasville hoops coach Woody Honeycutt: "Brandon is real agile and he runs well. He catches the ball — has good hands — and has good post moves. He can shoot the ball, too, and has made four of 11 three-point shots. If people leave him open, he doesn't mind shooting it out there, and we don't mind him doing it.
Setzer wins MVP honors for play in State Championships
"Setzer won the MVP honors for the game. He made 13 of 17 shots on the way to scoring 28 points, grabbing 21 rebounds and blocking seven shots."
Setzer named to AP All-State team
Setzer -- a 6-6, 270-pound center nicknamed "The Big Show" -- had 28 points, 21 rebounds and seven blocked shots to lead the Bulldogs past Perquimans in the 1-A final.