Gunner Britton

Interest heating up for Conway (SC) OT Gunner Britton

Conway (SC) offensive tackle Gunner Britton visited the Deacs Saturday for their game against Army.

Conway High School (S.C.) offensive tackle Gunner Britton is starting to get a lot of attention big-time schools in the area.

He’s been hearing from South Carolina, Wake Forest, Syracuse and Clemson.

Britton visited BB&T Field to watch the Deacs play Army Saturday night, and came away feeling good about the experience.

“I really liked it. There’s a lot of tradition,” Britton said. “I got to talk to two of the freshman, one who is on the offensive line. They were super nice.”

Britton has gained five pounds during the season, and clocks in at 6-foot-6, 280 pounds.  

Wake went to visit Britton in Conway just a few weeks ago.

“I’ve talked to (assistant head) coach (Kevin) Higgins before. He came down and watched a practice.,” Britton said. “I talk to coach (Nick) Tabacca, the offensive line coach. I’m getting to know them well.”

Saturday wasn’t Britton’s first trip to Winston-Salem.  

“I went to a camp during the freshman year. I like that it’s smaller and they talk about having one-on-one time,” he said. “They want me to come for Junior Day, and they plan to come see me again in December.”

Britton has started at four different offensive line positions, and has even filled in at times at center.

“I’m pretty physical,” he said. “I’ve got good technique and can read the movements of the linebacker well.”

Though he’s not in a rush in terms of his recruitment, Britton believes he has a good idea of what he’s looking for at the next level.  

“Somewhere where it’s family oriented,” Britton said. “I don’t really mind how far away it is, I just want to be somewhere that really wants me.”

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