Linebacker Just Likes Playing The Game

"They (college coaches) all pretty much said the same thing," he said. "... telling me they thought I was a good player, telling me they'll be recruiting me, and stuff like that. I'm going to start watching these teams this year and the thing I'll be watching for is the style of play." ...

The talented linebacker, whose biological father played for the San Francisco 49ers as a player, has become one of the state's top linebacker prospects. He received calls from college coaches from all across the country last month.

"Miami, Florida, Florida State, Southern Cal, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, and Michigan State," he said after being asked who called last month.

Siler said several of those schools have already offered scholarships. However, something interesting prevented Siler from remembering most of them. "I don't even watch football," he said. "I never really had much interest in watching it. I just like playing it. Because I don't watch it, I don't really know a whole lot about anyone right now. And whenever the coaches would call me, it was almost like a pre-recorded conversation. They all pretty much said the same thing, telling me they thought I was a good player, telling me they'll be recruiting me, and stuff like that. I'm going to start watching these teams this year and the thing I'll be watching for is the style of play."

Brandon Siler, who will not attend any summer football camps, said he won't be able to name a list of favorites until the fall when he gets a chance to start watching the different programs. "It won't take me long to notice what I'm looking for," he said. "When I see things I like about each school, I'll remember it. Basically, I'll end up going to the school whose style fits me the best and the place where I'm most comfortable."

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