- Jamie Newberg, RecruitingNation
Brandon Wilson (Millbrook, Ala./Stanhope Elmore) is an athlete from the state of Alabama who could have a monster senior season this fall and blow up in the recruiting circles. Wilson, 5-foot-11 and 188 pounds, missed the 2011 season with an ankle injury. Then he re-injured it last summer, causing him to miss the fall campaign.
“He’s healthy and ready to go,” Stanhope Elmore coach Jeff Foshee said. “He’s chomping at the bit for this season. Brandon is 100 percent.”
Wilson plays quarterback and free safety for his high school team and will likely play defense in college.
“He’s just a great all-around athlete,” Foshee said. “He has tremendous strength. Brandon can squat over 500, bench presses 300 and power cleans 275. That’s really good for a skill guy. He’s so physical and doesn’t mind getting downhill and striking someone. I would think he’s a future safety.”
At this time, Wilson doesn’t have any scholarship offers and teams want to see how he does this season and if he can stay healthy.
“Brandon is a [Division I] guy for sure,” Foshee said. “He will be a 200-pound strong safety or rover. He can be that guy. And he can cover too.”