Brailford Adjusting Well To HIs New Position

I received a call Thursday night from my son, who was recruiting in Tulsa with all the early high school games last week on fall break. He was calling to say that Jordan Brailford was having a tremendous game as Tulsa Washington upset Owasso 36-20 to go 5-2 on the season and 3-1 in district play. It turns out that Brailford has very rapidly become comfortable playing a new position.

"You heard we went to the 3-4, didn't you?" asked the 6-3, 225-pound Oklahoma State commitment. "I'm playing the outside linebacker. Most of the time I've been more involved in pass rush, but in this game I was more involved in coverage. I've had a hip that is bothering me. I played pretty good in this game."

Brailford didn't have any exact numbers but he said he had some big hits and so did some of the coaches watching on Thursday night.

"It was a big game for us all together, the offense and the defense," explained Brailford. "Most of the time it's been the offense or the defense, one or the other, but this game we all came together well."

Brailford told me that his recruiting has really settled down and he is not hearing from a lot of other schools after his commitment to Oklahoma State. The game against TCU on Saturday was his first this season to attend.

"It was a good game, more of a defensive battle all the way through," he said. "Yeah, Oklahoma State is recruiting me for defensive end and I'm good with that."

Brailford said it is Homecoming for the Washington Hornets this Friday as they will host Ponca City. "Then we're at Union the next week," said Brailford, who is up over 60 tackles on the season.

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