Prospect Report: Plant City vs. Brandon

It was a wild battle between two undefeated teams Thursday night as the Brandon Eagles took on the Plant City Raiders. Brandon came in averaging 300yds rushing a game, while Plant City's defense was riding back to back shutouts. Plant City experienced quarterback woes all night and Brandon was able continue running the ball well, taking home a 31-20 victory.

Plant City

2011 OT/DL Jordan Prestwood

Prestwood had a great night on both sides of the ball. He did a very good job blocking for quarterbacks Coney and Rodriguez. He also helped pave the way for Patterson, allowing him to get into space. On the defensive side of the ball, Prestwood was a hassle for Brandon's offensive line to block and was constantly in the backfield disrupting plays. At 6'5" 280lbs he is the perfect build to play OT at the next level and made a case to be a DT as well. He has great footwork and balance, but will need to get a bit stronger and put on more weight to get better push in his blocks as he is on the lean side for his height.

2012 QB Bennie Coney

It was a rough night for Coney as he had to sit out the first few series. When he entered the ball game, he started out well, but let some mistakes get to him mentally throughout the night which disrupted his performance. He finished the night with a little over 100 yards passing. At 6'2" 210, Coney is athletic and runs well. He has a good balance of speed and power when running. Coney has pretty good mechanics at this stage of the game, but his passes sometimes sail on him a little. He has good velocity on his throws and a nice, tight spiral. His areas for work are consistency and controlling his emotions so not to draw unnecessary unsportsmanlike penalties.

Plant City's Wiggins is a big time athlete
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2012 ATH Lamarlon Wiggins

Wiggins is an electric athlete and he made his presence known early against Brandon and Brandon learned a hard lesson: Do not kickoff to Wiggins. Wiggins, a 6'2" 180lb athlete, took the opening kickoff 93yards for a touchdown. He is a dangerous weapon in space as he possesses the ability to make defenders miss. He is a pretty good route runner and plays aggressive, going up for the ball. He did not have a lot of yards on the evening due to miscues by the Plant City quarterbacks.

2011 DE Mike Wallace

Wallace played well on the night. He did a good job disrupting plays and getting pressure on the QB. At 6'2" 245lbs, he might be a little on the short side to play defensive end down the road, but he is strong with a powerful bull rush ability. If he develops some moves and the use of his hands over the year, Wallace could be a quality player.

2012 RB Dazmond Patterson

Patterson was truly the top performer on the night. Brandon could do little to stop the lightning fast RB. He finished with 97yds rushing and a TD as well as several great catches. Patterson measures in at 5'7" 165lbs, so he is definitely small, but he is lightning fast with tremendous cutting ability, often stopping on a dime and going right back to full speed. He has very good vision too, finding the running lanes and making the defense pay when he gets to the second level. Patterson is also tremendous at kick and punt returns, with a couple long run backs on the night.


2011 RB Darius Lee

Darius Less was the highlight of the Brandon offense. The tough and quick runner finished with 159yds and a TD. Lee is on the small size at 5'8" 165lbs and does not possess elite speed, but he has enough speed to break long runs and he runs with pretty good power for his weight. Lee also has good vision, finding the holes and proper cutback lanes.

2012 RB Tyrell Garner

Garner was another piece of the running back rotation for Brandon on the night. Garner is a bigger option at running back, measuring in at 5'10" 180lbs. He has more speed than Lee and showed it taking a handoff 56yards for a touchdown. He did not get a lot of carries, but ran well when he did.

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