Warner Robins senior Dillon Braunstein has made his hay the last few years on the offensive line, but this season he has made the switch to defense, and will be anchoring the middle at nose guard.
The class of 2018 lineman talked about that new opportunity and how his versatility might be utilized. “I want to do my best at nose guard. After having started at offensive guard for the past 2 seasons, I wanted to step it up wherever the coaches needed me, so if I get the opportunity to help out on offensive line, I want to contribute there as well. I feel like I am getting the hang of nose guard, and have made some improvements since Coach Montgomery started coaching me up on those early mornings back in January.”
Braunstein is a powerfully built lineman, who stands at 6’2″, and weighs right at 300 pounds. He is a hard worker who shows up to school every single day looking to improve both in the classroom and on the field. Last season he was a 2nd Team All-Region offensive lineman and played in the Middle Georgia Classic All-Star game.
The offseason was very successful for Braunstein and his teammates. The 2018 lineman believes that big things are brewing at Warner Robins. “My offseason went by so fast! We got stronger and better from our summer workouts and competitions. There are some exciting things going on at WRHS, and we can’t wait to see what’s up when the season starts!”
Braunstein visited several local colleges during the offseason and really began to network with their coaching staffs. “After attending GA Tech’s Spring Game, I camped at LaGrange College, Valdosta State, University of West GA, GA State, Mercer, and Ray Guy Pro Kicker Camp (long snapping) at Milton High,” he said.
Heading into this fall he has no specific visit dates set in mind, but Georgia Tech did reach out yesterday, and wanted him to visit on September 9th. Unfortunately, Braunstein is scheduled to take the ACT that day, but is hammering out a new visit date in the mean time.
The whole college recruiting process is about to really kick up for the 2018 recruit, and his initial senior film will be important. Up until this point, most colleges had considered him an offensive guard recruit, but now that he is at nose guard, that could potential open up more options. He’s already starting strong, and just last weekend he clogged the middle holding his opponent to negative 20 yards rushing.
Braunstein has the versatility, toughness, and overwhelming strength to play on either side of the ball. All three characteristics should certainly attract additional interest this fall, so stay tuned to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on the Warner Robins lineman. Also, be sure to visit his Recruit Georgia profile for additional recruiting information by clicking HERE.