Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Great Adventure: Stop 3

Monday at this time, Tehvyn Brantley was in the middle of Arizona State’s summer camp, being weighed and measured and tested. Then, when the regular camp finished at noon, the ASU coaches asked Brantley to stick around.

“I went one-on-one against a couple of their best cornerbacks,” Brantley said by phone. “I felt like I did really well, and they said I did.’

Wide receivers coach Eric Yarber liked Brantley well enough to engage him in some pantomime basketball, with both guys throwing fakes and moves at each other. The Sun Devils didn’t offer Brantley a scholarship, but said they would be in touch.

From there, Tehvyn and father Leroy Brantley bolted to the airport for the long flight to Atlanta. They deplaned and called me from the airport, where they were waiting for their bus ride to Knoxville.

“We’ll get in about 5 a.m., then just lay around, I guess, waiting for Tennessee’s prospect camp to start,” Tehvyn said. “That begins at 8 a.m.”

Now he's going through all the measurements and one-on-one drills, all over again. This is the third stop in four days of the Great Adventure, which will eventually include 22 camps or combines in 28 days.

Stay tuned for the results from Tennessee. –Stan Olson

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