Pack Offers '06 Standout

Richmond (VA) Varina High School has one of the top prospects in the state of Virginia in the class of 2006 in running back Brandon Minor. In fact, Minor just received two big offers this week.

"Brandon, he's about 6'1 ½ 210 pounds," Varina High School assistant coach Blanda Wolfe said. "I think he was 212 the other day but he stays between 208 and 212. I think he was slow at the Nike Combine last year, but [his 40] was a 4.6 something."

Not only does Brandon Minor have good size, he also works hard in the weight room. "He does 315 on the bench," Wolfe said. "He's really strong. [He's got a] 400 pound squat."

Minor has also been productive on the field at Varina. "This year he had 196 carries, 2,091 yards, 30 touchdowns, and one 2-point conversion," coach Wolfe said.

That averages out to a robust 10.7 yards per carry and 190.1 yards per game. The stats look even better when considering that Minor only played in two or three fourth quarters the whole season.

Colleges have already begun to notice the potential that Minor has. "He got offered by Coach Carr at Michigan yesterday. He just got offered by Coach Amato at N.C. State too," Wolfe noted.

According to Coach Wolfe, when asked which schools he would most want to attend at this point, Minor named just five – although he is still open to others. Those five were Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, and N.C. State. "We told him he could go anywhere in the country and he said that would be his top five," Wolfe noted. "Those aren't all he is considering though. He will look at Tennessee, Virginia, Southern Cal, Oklahoma, Nebraska, anybody."

While two schools have already offered, Wolfe feels many more schools will offer in the near future as well. "I'm sure they probably will," Wolfe said. "A lot of schools have been by to see Alan-Michael [Cash] and [Joseph Johnson] and they said liked the look of the kid. And on top of that, he'll probably be the all-time central region rusher."

To do that, Minor needs just over 1,000 more yards. Minor currently stands at 4,016 yards in his career. The current central region rushing crown is held by Virginia Tech signee Macho Harris who rushed for around 5,200 yards.

Minor finished his 2004 campaign as a 2nd team all-state selection. He was also first team all-district, first team all-region, and an all-metro selection.

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