Miami (Fla.) Braddock is the home of one of the most athletic defenders in South Florida. Tranell Morant, a defensive end, is one the most interesting prospects due to his huge upside. The only thing that’s holding him back is a lack of playing experience. Last year as a junior was his first year of playing high school football. The 6-foot-6 and 255 pound standout has several scholarship offers, and he also has a few big-time programs close to offering him.
“I have offers from North Carolina State, Missouri, Rutgers and Kentucky,” Morant said. “My favorites in no order are Florida, Miami, North Carolina, Auburn and North Carolina State. I’m open to all of those schools.”
Morant has been busy this summer showcasing his skills at some football camps. Recently he camped at Miami and he’s plans on camping this week at Auburn.
“The Miami coaches liked me at their camp,” Morant said. “Coach Shannon told me that I should have an offer sometime this week.”
The Miami native knows what looking for in a school.
“I’m looking for a school where I’ll spend the next four to five years,” Morant said. “I don’t want to be stuck so I’ll be taking a close look at how I might be treated. I’m also looking at the graduation rate and lineman ratio.”
Last spring Morant was very productive during his team’s jamboree. He racked up four sacks and eight tackles for a loss.
Morant’s goal for his upcoming senior season is to break Wille Jones’s sack record.