Dawgman.com In-State 2016 Top 25: #2

Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wa.) ATH Brandon Wellington comes in at number two on our list of top 2016 In-State prospects...





Attributes: The first time you see Wellington, you notice his outstanding physique and frame. He's a legit 6'2" and 220 pounds. Wellington also runs really well, showing nimble feet and the quick-twitch muscle movement of an elite athlete. Wellington is a two-way star for Eastside Catholic and it's still up in the air on where he will play once he gets to college.

Things To Work On: While he's a superb-athlete, he doesn't show the intensity or physicality on a play-to-play basis you would expect from a prospect of his caliber. He's been very productive in high school, helping to lead the Crusaders to a state title last season, however, he hasn't been dominant. Is that because of the role he's been asked to play by the EC coaching staff or is it because he lacks the intensity of the dominant, elite athletes? It's hard to say at this time, but it's definitely something to keep an eye on.

Position Projection: No one is quite sure where Wellington will wind up once he gets to college. Many, including yours truly, think he will be a stalwart on the defensive side of the ball. He's already 220 pounds and looks poised to be a dominant player at one of the outside linebacker spots. However, he's also a very good tailback and he could be a real game-breaker on that side of the ball if he chooses to play there.

Recruiting Buzz: Wellington verbally committed to Washington last summer and he's never wavered. That being said, there were some rumors going around that he was planning to take a trip to see TCU at some point this summer. At this point, Wellington has not scheduled a visit and Dawgman.com has been able to confirm that he is not planning one. In addition to his offer from the Huskies and TCU, Wellington also has offers from Colorado, Oregon State and Washington State.

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