Prospect Review: RB Eugene Brazley

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Eugene Brazley

Running Back

George Washington Carver High School (New Orleans, La.)

5’10 175 Lbs.

 

Rivals: 3 star

Scout: 3 star

ESPN: 4 star

247: 3 star

 

Chose Ole Miss over Arizona State

Brazley also had offers from Memphis, Southern Miss, and Tennessee

Committed to Ole Miss on Feb. 12, 2012

 

Possible playing time in 2013: Between Jeff Scott, I’Tavius Mathers, Jaylen Walton and early enrollee Mark Dodson, Brazley has an uphill battle at running back. Scott, Walton and fellow signee Kailo Moore are all speed backs and will run in those sets while Jordan Wilkins will run at the power back. Mathers, Dodson and Brazley are all-purpose backs and will share the same role which is hard for Brazley because the other two will have more time in the system than him. A redshirt is a likely possibility as he needs time in the weight room and will have to study the system before he can contribute along the lines of Mathers and Dodson.

Some believe that he will be moved to cornerback due to the shortage at the position and his quick hips. His potential at running back seems to be much higher than at corner so his future should be at corner, but if he gets moved due to the shortage, it should not be a surprise.

 

Wrap-up: His low-center of gravity is the key to his success. He is shifty and eludes larger tacklers, and makes his way through piles with his feet that never stop moving. He is not the fastest back or the strongest back, but he is both fast and strong. The fact that he might redshirt shows the depth that Ole Miss has at running back. If he learns the system, he is a very viable option out of the backfield.

Topics: Eugene Brazley, National Signing Day, Ole Miss Recruiting

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