Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tehvyn Brantley takes road show to California

We’ve been chronicling the travels of Durham Mt. Zion wide receiver Tehvyn Brantley as he crisscrossed the country over the past month, making his mark at various camps and combines.

Now you can check him out as well on this YouTube video of his efforts, put together by his dad Leroy and a friend.

While the camps are essentially done now (he worked out at eight universities and attended nine combines), Brantley isn’t.

He recently received an offer from North Carolina, his first big-time scholarship after early offers from Central Michigan and Buffalo.

The major problem has been Tehvyn’s height, variously listed at 5-foot-7 or 5-8. But recruiters’ attitudes seem to change after watching him play.

Some still think he’s a gamble; he’s getting a lot of attention from schools like UCLA, California, Oregon State and Arizona State (he’s made two west coast swings), but no offers yet. Tennessee and Auburn have also shown interest, among others.

Brantley is making a third west coast trip on July 11, heading for yet another combine. After that, he flies immediately to Orlando, Fla., to work out under the supervision of Tom Shaw, building more speed and agility.

However this ends up, Tehvyn and Leroy have had an interesting summer.

--Stan Olson

1 comment:

MichaelProcton said...

Good god. What this kid lacks in size he certainly makes up for in ego.