Monday, September 21, 2009

Gamecocks moving up on Tar Heels in chase for Brantley

Remember how Durham Mt. Zion wide receiver Tehvyn Brantley seemed totally locked up by North Carolina after it offered the 5-foot-8 speedster a scholarship?

Not so fast, boys in blue.

South Carolina is moving up the charts,” Brantley said late last night. “UNC is still No.1 with me, I want to make that clear. But I really like the Gamecocks’ coaches. Coach (Steve) Spurrier Jr. is doing the main recruiting with me, and he’s more laid back than his dad (head coach Steve Spurrier). He’s really cool with the kids.

Brantley is still doing his best to open eyes. In his team’s first five games, he’s scored six TDs.

And last Friday, he was in Charlotte for a game with the Q Foundation, another private school. Although Mt. Zion was beaten 35-14 and we were unable to find official stats, Brantley was quick with the numbers.

“I caught seven or eight passes and scored two touchdowns,” he said. “And I gained 256 yards receiving.”

I’m telling you, Steve Smith Jr. is coming.

--Stan Olson

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Anonymous said...

That ship has sailed. UNC has taken 2 commits from slot receivers so Brantley is most likely on the outside looking in now.

Anonymous said...

What he said. Good luck to you Mr. Brantley

Anonymous said...

UNC does not need this midget. Academically he is a better fit for Carolina of Columbia.

MichaelProcton said...

Very impressive stats for Mr. Brantley. Wait...those numbers came in a blowout loss where the offense was built around chucking it up to get him yardage? Oh. Never mind, then.

Anonymous said...

Think the Wuffies are looking at him now.

Anonymous said...

Is there any truth that we lost our long snapper for the season?!?!?! The hit just keep coming. The football gods are ANGRY! Go Heels!