Hershey FB/DT Harold Brantley issues oral declaration to Syracuse
Remember when the Chicago Bears lined up the hulking William “Refrigerator” Perry at fullback? The Hershey Trojans have their own, slightly smaller version of “The Fridge”, and he’ll be continuing his football career at the Division-1 level in the Big East Conference.
Harold Brantley, a 6’3, 280-pound fullback/defensive tackle combination for the Mid Penn Conference rep Trojans, issued an oral declaration to Syracuse Wednesday, according to national recruiting service Scout.com. The Orange were one of four programs to extend a verbal offer to the Hershey senior-to-be – Penn State, Rutgers and Temple were the others.
Brantley also received interest, but no verbal offers, from programs like Connecticut, Michigan, Pitt and West Virginia.
The second-leading rusher in a Hershey Trojan offensive rushing arsenal which averaged 157.9 yards per game last season, Brantley chewed up 327 yards and three touchdowns on 74 carries, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. He scored a pair of touchdowns against rival Milton Hershey and finished three games with at least 65 rushing yards. Defensively, Brantley contributed 21 tackles (14 solo), averaging 2.6 tackles per game.
Hershey finished 7-5 overall, reaching the quarterfinal round of the District 3 AAA playoffs opposite Bishop McDevitt, where the Trojans season came to an end, 63-0.
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