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North Carolina

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Brandon Willis

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
N. CarolinaCOMMITTED (01/13/2010)Offered11/14/2009John Blake
AlabamaNoneOfferedNoneBurton Burns
CaliforniaNoneOfferedNoneTosh Lupoi
ClemsonNoneOfferedNoneBilly Napier
Florida St.NoneOfferedNoneOdell Haggins
Miami (FL)NoneOffered12/18/2009
South CarolinaNoneOfferedNoneBrad Lawing
TennesseeNoneOffered10/30/2009
Texas A&MNoneOfferedNone
UCLANoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Brandon Willis

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/17/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Willis has a very thick and developed lower body with an undersized upper body that can hold another 20 pounds.
Needs Improvement: Along with much-needed upper body muscle mass, he needs to work on getting off the snap of the ball quicker.
Most Impressive: He is an extremely hard worker that plays every snap at 110 percent and he is very coachable. Willis also does not lack confidence and is self motivated to be great.
Conclusion: May see some early playing time as a strongside defensive end until he physically matures. Once he fills out, he will definitely play defensive tackle and prove to be a run-stopping machine.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Willis finds new home08/19/2010 BruinSportsReport.com

Thursday morning after North Carolina's practice head coach Butch Davis announced that Brandon Willis has withdrawn from the school and plans to transfer. The freshmen defensive tackle, who played in the U.S. Army All-American game, has already found his new destination, as first-reported by BruinBlitz.com.

Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the ACC02/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Willis begins UNC journey02/03/2010TarHeelIllustrated.com
Brandon Willis headed to North Carolina01/13/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army Bowl: Breaking down the matchups01/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army Bowl starting lineups released01/07/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army: East Team Wednesday stars01/06/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army recruiting notes: Elam in the spotlight01/06/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Life as a Tennessee commitment01/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army recruiting notes: OSU/USC for Henderson?01/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Willis ready to announce01/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sizing up the Army Bowl rosters01/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Willis decommits from Tennessee01/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Under Armour Notes: Commitments coming12/31/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
From the Road: S.C. state championships12/23/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
DT takes Cane visit, sets announcement date12/20/2009CaneSport.com
Shrine Bowl recruiting breakdown12/19/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Shrine Bowl Notes: Quarles keeping secrets?12/18/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
4-star DT to decide after UM visit this weekend12/14/2009CaneSport.com
Shrine Bowl loaded with big-time talent12/12/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Thomason catches winning TD in North-South12/12/2009GamecockCentral.com
Willis talks about NCAA inquiry12/09/2009VolQuest.com
Willis enjoys official visit to UNC11/17/2009TarHeelIllustrated.com
Is Georgia back in it with in state tackle?09/19/2009UGASports.com
Video: Brandon Willis off the edge09/16/2009Rivals.com
FSU back in it with five-star?09/14/2009Warchant.com
FSU commitment working on teammate to join him09/05/2009Warchant.com
AMP: Brandon Willis talks top five09/04/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Where does FSU stand with Brandon Willis?08/19/2009Warchant.com
Calif. state ranking loaded with talent08/05/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Willis checks out Cal07/26/2009GoldenBearReport.com
Willis glad to return to FSU, talks Showtime07/21/2009Warchant.com
Willis breaks it down07/14/2009TarHeelIllustrated.com
Willis names his final five06/30/2009Warchant.com
Miller narrows his list to five06/29/2009Warchant.com
Whispers: Lupoi has Cal in the national mix06/24/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Willis discusses UNC camp stop06/22/2009TarHeelIllustrated.com
Tennessee lineman camp top performers06/02/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
AMP: DL dominates at Vols' camp06/02/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Defensive linemen shine at Tennessee camp06/02/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Willis likes the Vol staff06/02/2009VolQuest.com
Talent shines across field at Vols' camp06/01/2009VolQuest.com
Vols, Gators moving in on Willis05/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Third Byrnes player gets UGA offers05/14/2009UGASports.com
FSU coaches invade Byrnes practice05/11/2009Warchant.com
Miller breaks down his recruiting05/01/2009Warchant.com
Willis goes in depth about Florida State04/30/2009Warchant.com
Athens Nike Camp Hot 1104/26/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Pass rushers put on show at Athens Nike04/26/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
DE Willis favors three04/13/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Scouting Defensive Prospects04/10/2009UGASports.com
Willis visits Columbia03/02/2009GamecockCentral.com
Tide looking to raid SC powerhouse03/01/2009TideSports.com
Warchant TV: Brandon Willis Interview01/31/2009Warchant.com
UGA welcomes top talent to Junior Day01/31/2009UGASports.com
Carolina on Willis' radar01/29/2009GamecockCentral.com
LSU offers elite DT01/28/2009TigerBait.com
FSU hoping Byrnes pipeline starts flowing01/25/2009Warchant.com
Scouting some of the best in S.C. and Tenn.12/08/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Lattimore leads Byrnes to another title12/08/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes boasts 2010 stars12/01/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
2010 Spotlight: Defensive Line11/25/2008USCFootball.com
Notebook: Byrnes invades FSU11/14/2008Warchant.com
Recruiting Notebook: Official Business11/05/2008Warchant.com
Rivals250 to Watch: Five-star candidates11/05/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Willis enjoyed Carolina game10/22/2008GamecockCentral.com
Byrnes 2010 DL duo visits Georgia10/13/2008UGASports.com
Byrnes Jr. grabs Carolina offer10/10/2008GamecockCentral.com
Dawgs eye four Byrnes Rebels Friday night10/06/2008UGASports.com
Willis makes fall plans08/13/2008TigerIllustrated.com
Third time is the charm07/21/2008UGASports.com
Junior DL Grabs SEC Offer07/20/2008SCVarsity.com
Stars Perform at Dawg Night07/19/2008UGASports.com
Notebook: McAllister coming for a week07/10/2008Warchant.com
Residing on top07/09/2008TigerIllustrated.com
Something to remember06/10/2008TigerIllustrated.com
Bowden Camp Gallery I06/08/2008TigerIllustrated.com
Taking the lead05/28/2008TigerIllustrated.com
Video: Brandon Willis Makes Plays05/26/2008Rivals.com
Clemson offers two 2010 in-state prospects05/16/2008TigerIllustrated.com
A&M offers pair of sophomore teammates05/13/2008AggieYell.com
Outstanding underclassman01/30/2008TigerIllustrated.com

Stats

Defense
Year UTATTckTFLSck
2008 (Jr.)--1442413
2007 (So.)4063-174

Brandon Willis reminds us of...

Phillip Merling - DE Memphis, TN Ht: 6'4"Wt: 295 lbs Team: Miami Dolphins