Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Harold Brantley

Fr., DL, 6-2, 280, Hershey, Pa. (Hershey HS)

Late addition to the class who is a high-motor talent with a powerful burst off the ball and who is known as a solid tackler … Rated by ESPN as the No. 68 overall prospect at any position out of the state of Pennsylvania in 2012 … Had 48 tackles and a pair of sacks as a senior in 2011 and also rushed for 835 yards and 19 touchdowns from the fullback position … Earned 1st-Team All-Conference honors as a senior, and was named to the Patriot News All-Star Team … Was his team’s Offensive and Defensive MVP as a senior, while also winning team Defensive MVP honors as a junior … Has served as a team captain in both basketball and football each of his last two seasons … A solid all-around athlete who plays basketball for his school’s basketball team, which has been in the state rankings this season … High school coach – Mark Painter … Has also excelled in track and field, where he’s won multiple competitions throwing the shot put and the discus … Parents – Brian & Shantih Dean … Chose Mizzou over Syracuse, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Penn State and Rutgers, among others.