Durham Mt. Zion wide receiver Tehvyn Brantley, who has offers from North and South Carolina, took another step in his development Friday when he was abruptly shifted to quarterback for his team’s game at Highland Tech in Gastonia.
“Our regular quarterback transferred,” Brantley said.
You might call the move a success.
First, Mt. Zion blew out the home team, 42-13
Brantley’s first game at QB produced 228 yards rushing and three TDs, along with 140 yards passing and two more scores.
“We worked out of the spread, or out of a Wildcat formation,” said Brantley, bubbling enthusiastically. “The ball in my hands, it just felt natural to me. It felt comfortable. It felt great.”
He knows schools won’t suddenly start recruiting him as a quarterback -- he’s 5-foot-8. But he plans on enjoying it while it lasts.
And there’s a bit more news.
“My dad said N.C. State is showing some interest now,” Brantley said.
As a wide receiver, of course.