Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep junior athlete Brandon Napoleon didn't like the way his season ended, in spite of the fact that he put together a strong year and greatly helped himself for the future.
The 6-foot, 170-pound prospect enters the postseason following his junior season with a verbal scholarship offer from North Carolina, but the disappointment in his voice was evident when Rivals.com caught up with him on Saturday evening.
St. Peter's Prep was defeated by Don Bosco 37-0, and that's the kind of game that will leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth. That said, he's proud of what he and his teammates accomplished this season.
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"Our season went real well," he explained. "We had a lot of ups throughout the whole season. I played quarterback and some corner when they needed me to. I thought I played as good as I could."
Napoleon was helped by a powerful offensive line and a strong running game. His primary running back rushed for 31 touchdowns, and that forced defenses to put men in the box. That gave Napoleon an opportunity to show off his passing skills throughout the year.
In January, Napoleon will be going to the U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio to showcase his skills in the spotlight. After that he has a few unofficial visits in mind.
"I'm looking to visit West Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Miami," Napoleon said.
North Carolina verbally offered Napoleon back in September and they, along with the other three schools he mentioned, have been keeping in contact mostly through mail since then.
He admitted that those four schools are his favorites but said none of those schools has emerged as the front runner at this stage.
Napoleon said some schools have recruited him as a quarterback while others like him simply as an athlete.