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Speed is crucial for Brandt-Sims

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Isaiah Brandt-Sims lined up outside, made a move on the cornerback, sprinted by him and then made a diving catch in the end zone.
That reception was one of the highlights of the New Level Athletics Elite 7on7 in Las Vegas last weekend and further proof that the 2014 prospect from Wenatchee, Wash., is one of the fastest players in the West.
And that college coaches should take notice.
"When we play new teams and they don't know how fast our team is, our coach will put in a couple extra plays and have me go wide or go deep and our quarterbacks can throw far so that's good," Brandt-Sims said.
So far, only Stanford has shown interest in the 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect who holds the Washington state freshman records in the 100, 200 and 400 races.
Because he's so outstanding in football and track, Brandt-Sims said he would like to pursue both in college.
"I really like both of the sports almost equally," he said. "I would really like to play both of them."
Other than Stanford, Brandt-Sims said not many coaches have been in contact. It's still incredibly early in his recruitment so things should pick up through his junior season and beyond.
Since he has such outstanding speed, there is no question Brandt-Sims could excel at running back, wide receiver or defensive back. Finding the right fit will be something the Washington standout is looking for moving forward.
"I haven't really been talking to too many coaches yet," Brandt-Sims said.
"The only team I've really been looking at is Stanford because I went to a football camp there and I was talking to their coaches a little bit. Other than that, there haven't been many coaches talking to me."
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