Youngstown Ursuline's Brandon Braxton -- who is scheduled
to be at OSU Junior Day today -- is emerging as perhaps the top offensive line
prospect in the state of Ohio. He already has an offer from Michigan, and
more offers could come soon. Interestingly, Brandon hasn't always been
solely a football player, and as a matter of fact, basketball was once a heavy
interest of his.
"When I first moved here, I was thinking about basketball," he said. "I was born here, but I had been living in Atlanta since the second or third grade. I moved back to Ohio my sophomore year. I always played basketball. It's real different living here then there; it's a must faster pace living down there in Atlanta."
Braxton, who stands at 6-7, 295 and has been clocked at 5.2
in the 40, has had the nation's top schools contacting him.
"Michigan I've been talking to the most," he said. "Ohio State's been calling as much; I just happened to haven't been here when they were trying to call."
Brandon has already seen a couple of campuses.
"I've been to Ohio State and I've been down to West Virginia," he said. "I visited Pitt and WVU for basketball unofficially."
It sounds like things are starting to heat up for this player, who could wind up being one of the most highly-recruited players in the state. As a matter of fact, if the schools listed above continue their pursuit, he could wind up to be the most sought-after Ohio offensive line recruit in years. Stay tuned.
More from Brandon:
On camps: "I'm undecided on whether I will
camp at all let alone where I'm going to go."
On factors that will be important in choosing a school:
"It depends on family. I
don't want to get too far away from home."
His favorite player: "Orlando Pace, no
Weight Room: "I just got started back in the
weight room. I took some time off
Will he take all his visits? "I think I am going to take all of mine."