Over the last few decades Virginia Tech has been hailed across the college football world for their lunch pale mindset, and today they received a commit from a peach state running back that embodies their program – Jordan Brunson out of Denmark High School. It was apropos for Brunson and Virginia Tech to connect, seemingly written in the stars.
It was just last year that Brunson first stepped into significant varsity reps for his former high school South Forsyth. One of the first games of the 2018 season was against Sprayberry (a defense that 3-4 D1 recruits), and Brunson really showed his grit running the ball over 30 times for over 150 yards. He took a pounding in that game against some mammoth defenders, but the powerful back just kept on driving his legs, keeping the pile moving and ultimately they won in a slug fest.
All of last season could be characterized that way for Brunson, who seemingly drove his team to victories last year after losing a significant portion of athletes to a new high school nearby. He earned All-Region first team and was Co-Offensive Player of the Year – a testament to all of his hard work, but with the offseason looming, it was all really getting started for the 2020 running back.
Brunson hit the ground running this offseason with a plan. He had colleges visits scattered across the country ready and set. He got his name out and earned offers early from nearby G5 programs. If Brunson wasn’t visiting a college, he was at the gym working out, and this offseason he has his frame to a chiseled 212 lbs.
Few athletes in the state of Georgia have the work ethic like Brunson has shown in the last year. He has improved on his route running coming out of the backfield, his lateral quickness has taken a major jump, but above all else, Brunson has improved on his speed. At Georgia Tech’s camp he ran a 4.44 and soon after P5 interest really started to bubble up.
Just a few days after GT’s camp, Brunson was on a flight to Blacksberg where he visited on June 3rd and got to see the campus. That played a huge role in his decision making too, “l felt pretty good about committing to Virginia Tech after visiting the campus on June 3rd,” Brunson said.
The Hokies offered on June 8th, and with several more G5 schools offering soon after, Brunson had his fill of college recruiting, and today, June 25th, he was ready to be a Hokie. Looking back on the process, Brunson shared his thoughts to future recruits around the state.
“The best advice I can give is for anybody who’s trying to get their name out there is to post workout and training videos. I had so many coaches, head coaches, coordinators, etc; everybody telling me how much they liked my videos and to use Recruit Georgia to get them out there.”
Brunson’s recruiting success is predominantly done on his own, but like many athletes across the state, he took advantage of our free recruiting service here at Recruit Georgia. Now that his recruitment is in the rear view mirror, Brunson now has his eyes set on the season.
“My goals for the fall is to be the best player I can be and do everything I can to help my team win,” Brunson exclaimed.
There is a little less than two months until the 2019 season kicks off. Brunson’s new school, Denmark High School, will be going into their 2nd year of existence, and should be a top 5 team in 4-A in most media polls. Expect to see Brunson and The Danes to have one of the best offenses in the state of Georgia, so definitely a Virginia Tech commit to follow. For further info on Brunson, please click HERE to visit his Recruit Georgia profile.