|School:||Newark High School, Newark, Delaware|
Brandon made his allegiance to Penn State publicly known yesterday when he signed his letter of intent during a press conference at Newark High School.
"They were basically leading the whole time," Brandon said. "After I came back from the Miami visit, it was finalized. That pretty much sealed the deal. I went to Miami and I realized that I'm not a Miami guy. There are a few too many distractions there, definitely too many of those."
Miami Hurricane defensive lineman, Orien Harris, was a teammate of Brandon's at Newark high a year ago. He was Brandon's host during the official visit to Miami.
"Actually, I told him (Orien) when I was down there [that I was going to Penn State]. He said 'that's cool'. He didn't try to change my mind. He didn't try to convince me otherwise, because he wouldn't want anyone to do that to him."
Brandon could play tailback, fullback or even linebacker for Penn State.
"From what I hear, I get my first shot at tailback. I played a little bit of tailback this season. It really doesn't matter."
Penn State signed a few other RB/FB/LB type kids in J.R. Zwierzynski, Tim Shaw and Chris Wilson.
Brandon is not sure how Penn State plans on distributing the talent.
"I didn't really ask too much about it."
Brandon would prefer to play on offense, but would play linebacker "if that's my fastest way on the field."
He currently plans to major in communications. He has already spent a lot of time in the school's telecom room.
"I did this year's highlight tape for the whole team."
He's also working on a personal highlight film for Penn State.
"I'm working on an updated version which includes my senior season."
From the start, Brandon has been very available for interviews and never seemed to mind. He's a genuinely nice guy.
"Get me on the field and you wouldn't say that," Brandon replied to differentiate his normally personable demeanor from his intense aggressiveness on the field.
Brandon would like to make an early impact at Penn State.
"The plan is not for me to redshirt. I'm trying to work as hard as I can right now because I have no intentions of redshirting at all."
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