Flowers Shining at Hargrave

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Brandon Flowers had the talent and skill to play Division I-A football last season. He was one of the best players for Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Florida. Unfortunately, with his qualification status in question, not many schools recruited him last year.

So, following his senior year, he decided to take the advice of an Atlantic assistant coach and go to prep school.

“I went to Atlantic High School in Del Ray Beach, Florida and I wasn’t qualified so not too many schools recruited me,” said Flowers. “One of my coaches had heard about Hargrave, and said it was like the number one prep school in the country and I should consider it. I called Coach Prunty and he gave me a chance and everything’s been great.”

The Hargrave experience has helped Flowers improve significantly in the areas of academics, athletics, and overall maturity.

“It’s helped me a lot,” said Flowers of Hargrave. “It’s really prepared me for college both academically and athletically. I’ve learned discipline and how to work hard. My people skills are better too…I’ve been able to meet so many guys from all parts of the country.”

The 5-11, 180 pound Flowers plays cornerback for Hargrave. His skills as a corner have earned him scholarship offers from Virginia Tech and Tennessee. The Hokies and Volunteers are the top two schools at this point, with Tech being the favorite.

“Virginia Tech and Tennessee are my top two,” said Flowers. “I’ve scheduled official visits for both. I’m not sure of the dates. Right now, Virginia Tech is ahead of Tennessee. I have a lot of friends like David Clowney and Chris Caesar that go there, and they really like it. I’ve met the players and I just felt at home while I was there.”

Feeling at home will be the one major deciding factor in his decision.

“What I’m looking for in a college is a place where I feel at home,” said Flowers. “I don’t want to get homesick, so I want to go to a place where I feel comfortable.”

Flowers hopes to make his decision and enroll in January of 2004. Since attending Hargrave he says his grades and test scores have dramatically improved.

Virginia Tech Quarterbacks Coach Kevin Rogers is Flowers’ main recruiter.


Tech’s Freshmen Linebackers…

Flowers played against Tech freshman linebacker Mike Brown in high school. He was more than