January will be a busy month for Morristown West High School (TN) star Brandon Fanney . During the month, he plans on making official visits to each of his top four schools – Alabama, Middle Tennessee State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.
All have extended scholarship offers, with Middle Tennessee State being the most recent.
“It’s the same schools as before,” Fanney said. “Only, Middle Tennessee State has offered me also. I’m going to take visits to all of those schools. I go to Alabama on January 9th through 11th, MTSU on January 16th through 18th, Virginia from January 23rd through 25th, and Virginia Tech on the weekend of the 30th.”
The 6-5, 260 pound Fanney is coming off a strong senior season where he made 124 tackles with 17 sacks. A finalist for Mr. Football in Tennessee, he helped Morristown West to the 4A state championship game. He was recently named to the 4A AP all-state team.
Though he played defensive end in high school, he projects as a likely defensive tackle on the next level.
“The game slowed down for me so much more from my junior year to this year,” Fanney said. “I’m proud of how my season went. I feel like I accomplished all I wanted to except for winning the state championship and Mr. Football in Tennessee. It was a good season.”
Of the programs he is considering, Fanney claims no favorites among the four. He hopes to make all of his official visits before making his decision.
“I don’t have any favorites right now,” Fanney said. “All of the schools have come in-home to meet my family. My family likes all four. It’s going to come down to what I decide, but they will have an influence in my decision. I’m going to take all of my visits and see how everything goes.”
Location will not be a factor according to Fanney, however he did mention that Virginia Tech is the closest in proximity to his hometown at only four hours away (MTSU is a little over four hours away).
“They are all within a good distance for me,” Fanney said.
In the classroom, Brandon has some work to do before qualifying academically. He carries a 2.1 grade point average but has had an excellent first half of his senior year, so that number should rise. He re-takes his ACT again soon as well.
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