Two seniors from Head Coach Richard Bailey’s Jack Britt High School team signed with Division I-A programs in 2004. Running Back George Bell enrolled at Virginia Tech in January of 2004 while defensive end Jeff Bush signed with Marshall.
Next season, Bailey boasts at least one rising senior who will likely sign with a Division I-A program.
“Our best prospect for next year is Brandon Ghee,” Bailey said. “I’m sure he’ll be a preseason top 20 player in the state of North Carolina. I can’t think of 20 better players than him right now.”
Ghee, a 5-10, 175 pound cornerback, shows good cover ability although he needs to work on his tackling according to Coach Bailey. His primary strengths include coverage skills and speed.
“He’s a cover guy,” Bailey said of Ghee. “Right now he’s not the greatest tackler…he’s a cover guy who can run, and he plays taller than he’s built. He’s a 4.4 guy in the 40. Some players say they are 4.4 but are really 4.6, but Brandon’s a 4.4.”
Schools are recruiting Ghee to play cornerback on the next level, however Bailey believes he could play wide receiver if necessary.
“He plays cornerback, but I could see him as a wide receiver too,” Bailey said. “He’s got good ball skills. Last year he really made some nice interceptions that were great catches.”
Ghee is getting looks from many ACC programs. He has one official scholarship offer on the table from Duke. Both Virginia and Virginia Tech are showing interest, with the Cavaliers showing very heavy interest.
“Duke, Virginia, UNC, and NC State are some of the teams in hot pursuit of Brandon,” Bailey said. “Those are the teams that came to my mind as being the ones who have shown the most interest. Virginia Tech is definitely looking at him also. So is Wake Forest and West Virginia. His older brother plays for Wake Forest. Duke has offered him. I know Virginia is very, very high on him. He’s been to a junior day there and went to a football game last year.”
Coach Bailey believes Ghee is keeping his options open and will wait to see which schools officially offer scholarships. Though he is open, UVa has caught Ghee’s attention.
“I think Virginia might be his favorite honestly,” Bailey said. “I know he loved it up there when he visited. He saw a basketball game recently I think and had a good time. I think they are...
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