Rebels still in hunt for Bayou tailback

Brandon Bolden (RB, Baton Rouge, LA) - After an injury plagued junior campaign the 5' 11", 208 with 4.47 speed (recorded at scout combine) tailback is gearing up for a monster senior campaign.

"Practice has been going great," added Brandon Bolden. "We just had our first jamboree. We won the game. Our offense scored 4 TD's and I had three of them. It was a good day. Next Friday we go up against Southern Lab. I am just trying to stay healthy this year, year round. We got a new team and new coaches. I am just going to use last year as a motivational tool. I can not wait to show everyone what I can do at tailback this year."

Bolden took in three camps this summer.

"I went to Ole Miss Sr Camp, and I went to La Tech's camp in Baton Rouge and Alabama's 4 Day camp."

How did his Ole Miss experience go?

"It was pretty fun. I got to see a lot of top competition. It was very fun for a 1 Day camp."

The Alabama camp was a success as he was offered a scholarship.

"It was a 4 Day camp. That was a lot of fun. I talked to their coaches and competed against a few players that are committed to them and a few that are on their wish list. I got a nice little work out in. They offered me the second to last day at the camp. I was at RB and Coach Saban came out there while I was catching some passes. I told him that I played WR at Scotlandville, and he said they like to throw to their RB's a lot. He left and I got a call to go to his office. I went up there and he told me that he really liked my work and all of the coaches were really impressed with me. He told me that I had an official scholarship offer, and he wanted me to come play for their team."

What did Brandon say back?

"I said I would love to play for him, but I needed to go home and sit back with my parents and talk about it."

What did Bolden's parents say when they discussed the situation?

"They were excited about the offer, but we are going to wait and see who all offers first. But we are not going to make them wait the whole season. I spoke to their coaches about it. They were kind of disappointed that I did not want to go ahead and commit but they understood. My coaches are going to make a highlight tape from the first few games of the season and give it a little time."

Which colleges are now at the top of Brandon's list?

"Ole Miss (offer), Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Tulane (offer), Baylor (offer), and Alabama (offer)."

Is Bolden leaning in one direction?

"No sir."

What does he like about each school?

Georgia Tech - "I like their running program, and how they like to run the ball."

Ole Miss
- "I like their coaches. They are very cool. They are also talking about me playing as a freshman. That caught my attention."

Alabama - "I like their style of offense. They run the same way we do here. They like to spread you and run a lot of gap plays. I am accustomed to that style of offense."

Tennessee - "They run almost the same offense. They go to a two back set and use a lot of shot gun formations."

Tulane - "They do not want me to play RB. They want me to play safety. When I first got to Scotlandville, I started at middle linebacker and safety. Defense has always been there. I am probably better on defense than anywhere else."

Has Bolden began to set up his official visits?

"No sir, not yet."

Which coaches does Brandon call on his own?

"I talk to Coach Burns at Alabama and Coach Frank (Wilson) from Ole Miss. I might catch them one or two times a week."

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