Manchester senior athlete Kalil Brawner might just be the best player in Georgia you have not heard of. His Manchester squad was one of the best in Class A Public last year, and the versatile 6’1″ 185-pound athlete was a major reason.
Brawner plays both wide receiver and safety for Manchester. He is an outstanding athlete, running a 40 time in the low 4.5’s, while also showing an explosive 35″ vertical jump.
With the season just around the corner, we asked Brawner how the offseason has treated him, and what he has done to prepare. “The offseason was great. I’ve been putting in work and grinding all summer with my teammates, and also receiving help from my cousin.”
The 2018 prospect continued, “I camped a lot this summer. My first camp was at the Rivals V7 Elite Playmakers Showcase Camp. I had a few 7 v 7 tournaments with Cam Newton’s team too.” He also camped at Troy, Western Kentucky and a 3rd party exposure camp hosted by I-DareU training.
In our opinion, Brawner looks like a roaming safety at the next level. He plays with a ton of aggression coming off the edge and brings the almighty hammer on each tackle attempt, drilling the ball carrier square in the numbers. Brawner does a great job of getting leverage on his blocker, scraping off and making a tackle for loss in the backfield.
This offseason he has been improving his physical attributes to go along with his skill set as a receiver. “I’ve improved greatly this summer with hard work and dedication. I’ve improved my speed, as well as quickness, my hands are better, and my routes look more natural and clean. I’ve been striving to be the best player and athlete I can be.”
Last season was a major breakthrough year for Manchester and Brawner, but he is not satisfied with the results. “My goals for this fall are to get better as a team, build chemistry, and to keep the tradition alive at Manchester. I want to win the Region Championship, and last, but not least, a State Title to cap off a great football season!”