Over the last few days Oregon’s updated rankings for the 2018 class were released by Battle Prep. One of the fastest rising recruits on the list is Briceton Branch (6-1 175 CB) of Jesuit. The rangy CB has a stock that continues to rise after impressive performances at 7v7 tournaments in Redondo Beach and Las Vegas.
Branch earned 2nd team all conference accolades this past season. His length and overall athleticism are two of the traits which have boosted him towards the top of the charts, ranking as one of the top defensive backs in the Pacific Northwest.
Speaking on Briceton EForce DB coach Aaron Kincy says, “He still has a lot of work to do, but has the potential of being a top D1 prospect.”
Jesuit will once again be ranked one of the top teams in Oregon. It will be up to Branch, and fellow 1st team all league LB Isaiah Henderson-Brazie to lead a defense which has produced double digit D1 kids over the last half decade. Henry Mondeaux- DT (Oregon), Joey Alfieri- OLB (Stanford), Demetrius Douglas- CB (Minnesota) and Jordan Happle- Safety (Boise St) to name a few.
Individuals in the secondary who must play well include Trey Lowe, an underrated DB that’s not afraid to come up and smack you. Additionally two other returning play makers who will need to have big seasons include 6-3 190 pound Safety Luke Hamper, and 6-0 170 pound CB Trey Werner.
Branch has proven that he is more than capable of locking up some of the nation’s best. In just the last month he has guarded elite receivers from the South Florida Express, Tampa Bay Trane, Ford Sports, and the defending national champion Midwest Boom out of Chicago.
With continued progression look for Briceton to dominate Metro League competition and individuals within Oregon, considering what he has done on a national level.
We will bring you updates as they happen with Branch and Teron Bradford, ranked the top Corners in the state, and leading the D for EForce Football.