MotSaG Chat with 2016 Running Back Brandon Stephens

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Brandon Stephens is a running back from Plano, Texas. He stands at 6-1 and weighs 200 pounds. Over the course of 2014 in his junior season at Plano High School, he rushed 196 times for 1,268 yards and 21 touchdowns. And he’s been getting more attention as of late, visiting Baylor in November and receiving an offer from Tulsa on November 7. When I talked to Stephens I asked him how the recruiting process is going for him.

“It’s been very good, not too stressful just yet but I’ve been building many relationships with coaches, trying to get familiar with them,” said Stephens.

Stephens made his unofficial visit to Ohio State back on July 21 and was offered by Ohio State the very next day. I asked him what he thoughts of the experience and the impression he came away with from the visit.

“It was definitely amazing. Got to meet most of the coaches. The environment on and off campus was just right. It was a good visit all-around.”

Stephens was recruited by running backs coach Stan Drayton and corner backs/special teams coach Kerry Coombs (Stephens also plays corner back). I asked what he thought about the coaches and if they gave him any advice when talking to them. He said they gave him a couple of things to work on in his game and felt like they truly had his back. He really enjoyed talking to them. And when I asked him what his familiarity is with Ohio State football he simply replied: “7 Heisman winners, 7 national champions, 37 conference titles.”

Along with offers from Ohio State and Tulsa, Stephens also received an offer from Wisconsin back in June. I asked him which schools are currently showing the most interest and he replied: “Ohio State is showing a lot of interest, also LSU and Baylor.” Stephens also said he plans on visiting Wisconsin and possibly “many more,” but he isn’t completely sure. Right now he doesn’t have a list of top schools he’s considering and hopes to commit to a school by the beginning of next season.

The last question I asked Stephens about was what a team gets when they get Brandon Stephens. His response:

“A hard-working, unselfish player. I’m a player that shows resiliency. I’m also a person of leadership and character.”

You can follow Brandon Stephens on Twitter here: @BFame24

To see all of his highlights on Hudl, click here.

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