Coming off an eye-popping junior year in which he had 193 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss, and 7 sacks at linebacker, then 809 yards on 154 carries and 11 TDs as a running back, it's safe to say that Brandenburgh is a football player. "I had 156 tackles as a sophomore, so I wanted to get more my junior year. This year I am trying to break 200 tackles."
He is being recruited by UCLA assistant coach Brian Schneider. "I like him because he is a former linebacker himself. I have been out to L.A. once, but never to UCLA's campus, and I would like to check it out."
It's pretty safe to say that Nebraska might be Brandenburgh's leader. He grew up a Nebraska fan, and planned to go to the Nebraska camp, and had thought maybe he would commit when they offered, but he held off on the commitment. "I decided to wait a little bit and make sure that's where I want to go. I want to be comfortable with my decision and I kind of want to see the country."
He has a 97 grade scale out of 100 (based on the Kansas grading system) and scored a 26 on his ACT.