Two games ago, Brantley was shifted to QB after the starter abruptly left the program. He’s put up surprisingly good numbers for a kid with no experience at the position.
To get an unbiased opinion of Brantley, we checked with Hampton (
“I was surprised it was just his second game at quarterback,” Laufer said. “He’s an outstanding football player. He has the quickest feet we’ve seen this year; maybe the quickest feet I’ve ever seen in high school.
“His football IQ was amazing. It was just his second game and he looked like he had been running the offense all season, out there directing his players into the right formations.
“He won’t project as a Division I QB because of his size, and his arm isn’t strong enough, but I can definitely see him being a receiver or a return man at that level.”
In the game, Brantley threw for four scores and ran for another.