Sunday, December 30, 2012
LSU commit Brazil seeks UA spotlight
By Corey Long
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -– Defensive back Jeryl Brazil (Loranger, La./Loranger) isn’t one to call his shots, but the LSU commitment promised anyone listening that he would be participating at the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game.
With today’s arrival in Florida, the 5-foot-10, 184-pound senior proved he was a man of his word. Brazil earned his invite with a strong performance at The Opening that moved him into the ESPN 150.
“I knew I was on the outside looking in before The Opening so I looked at that event like my final chance to make an impression,” Brazil said. “I was hoping it would work out.”
Brazil moved up 99 spots in the ESPN rankings after the event. He will join a long list of LSU commits who have played in the UA Game.
“It’s a real blessing to be here because this was a goal of mine,” Brazil added. “I knew if I did what I was supposed to do on that stage it would work out.”
Now Brazil is hoping to make another splash on the national stage.
“This is the best game with the most competition,” Brazil said. “It’s a whole new challenge and I’m looking forward to it.”