Northwestern (Rock Hill, SC) High School standout Darrell Brevard is a talented two-way prospect with potential as both an offensive guard and defensive tackle on the next level. He’s had NC State near the top of his recruiting wish-list for months and recently had an opportunity to take his second unofficial visit of the year to Raleigh. After visiting the Pack back in April for the spring game, Brevard made a return trip to NC State’s football camp last month. Pack Pride caught up with the rising senior for the latest.
“Their camp was pretty good,” said Brevard. “I worked out at both offensive guard and defensive tackle. I thought I did pretty good. I didn’t get to do a lot of the one on ones though but when I did, I did pretty good because I didn’t let anyone beat me.
“It’s big and it’s nice up there. It’s better than I thought it was going to be. I didn’t get to see too much at camp because we got there late. I had a chance to talk to the offensive and defensive line coaches and they were just giving me advice on things like my footwork and not playing too high.”
Brevard has yet to land a scholarship offer but is hearing from the likes of NC State, Duke, Vanderbilt, UNC, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Appalachian State and Memphis. He indicated that he could potentially play either side of the line and colleges will be watching closely this fall to see how he progresses.
“I think I’m better on offense but people tend to say they think I’m better at defensive tackle for college,” said Brevard. “Most of the schools have told me they’re still evaluating me and want to see how I do my senior season.”
As for the schools Brevard has the most interest in, it would appear that the recent trip to NC State only solidified the Pack’s lead.
“NC State is number one right now,” he said. “Duke is number two. Number three would probably be Vanderbilt. State’s on top because I went up there for the spring game and it was a nice crowd and it seemed like it would be a really nice school to go to and I liked it.”