Minor Makes His Major Decision

St. Louis (MO) McCluer North 2013 linebacker Brandon Minor has committed to the Southern Illinois-Carbondale Salukis to player his college football at. The pick is a major coup for the SIU-C program.

On Sunday, one of the top remaining uncommitted players in the state of Missouri pulled the trigger and made his decision.

McCluer North 2013 LB Brandon Minor, 6'2" 225 4.6 forty, has committed to Southern Illinois-Carbondale.

"They've got everything that I could want for football and school. It's a great place,"said Minor. " I went down on Friday and toured the facilities and got to meet with the professors that I will be majoring in. Then we got to meet and hang out with the players for two nights and get an idea of what college life there would be like."

Minor liked what the school had to offer and what the coaching staff told him about his future there.

"The future is bright,"exclaimed Minor. The coaches see me playing the SAM linebacker position there, and they think I can play as soon as I am ready, and that I might be able to help and play right away next year if I am. Right now I am down to 210lbs because I went right from football to basketball, but it will be no problem for me to be back at 225lbs this summer."

Brandon is happy to get his commitment and recruiting behind him.

"After going through the whole recruiting game it's great to have my decision done and to be going to a place that wants you,"he said. " I would rather be the first choice of this school then have other schools play games and string you along. I got some of that from some schools who were concerned about my grades being an issue when I was at Chaminade. Since I transferred it's not a problem now."

Minor said that besides SIU-C, that schools like Tennessee State, Missouri State and others were among his final choices, although Kansas State offered him at one point, and Missouri wanted to follow him should he go the junior College route.

"I don't know what happened with K-State. They just quit taking my calls. I would prefer to have a school just be honest with you and pick up the phone and tell you that you're no longer in their plans. Mizzou coaches told me that if I wanted to go the JUCO route that they would follow me and pick up my recruitment there. I didn't want to do that and I am very happy with where I ended up,"said Minor.

I am sure that the Southern Illinois coaches are extremely happy things ended up this way for Brandon Minor.


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