It is a fact that Broward County, Fla., will produce its share of sleepers during a given recruiting cycle and the Class of 2008 should be no different. One potential hidden gem is Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson wide receiver/defensive back prospect Tyrone Brantley.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Brantley had a solid showing at the Miami NIKE Camp on April 1 in Coral Gables, Fla. He also has good speed (below 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash) and quickness (timed at 4.3 in the shuttle).
Right now, recruiting is going slow for Brantley, but that is expected to change with the spring evaluation period around the corner.
"I haven't gotten any offers yet," he said. "But I get letters from Florida, Miami, Florida Atlantic and Ohio State."
Brantley says that he doesn't have any preferences in terms of geographic location, offensive scheme or early playing time. His decision basically will boil down to one main thing.
"Really, it depends on how I like the college," he said.
There are several things that Brantley feels will allow him to make the transition to the Division I-A level.
"My height and my body size," he said. "I'm also very aggressive."
That aggressiveness could allow Brantley to play defense in college.
"I can play another position, defensive back," he said. "I have seen a little bit of action there for my high school."
This summer, Brantley plans to show off his skills at a trio of camps.
"I'm going to the Auburn camp, Georgia Tech camp and Alabama camp."