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Hershey FB/DT Harold Brantley issues verbal declaration to Missouri

Written by: on Monday, January 30th, 2012. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


A two-way football player from the Mid-Penn ranks has switched up on his choice of where he will continue his collegiate football career.

Harold Brantley, a 6’3, 280-pound fullback/defensive lineman for Hershey High School, issued a verbal declaration to Missouri Sunday, according to national recruiting service

Originally, Brantley has declared he would continue his collegiate football career at Syracuse.  He chose the Orange six months ago, to the day.

Brantley was rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 97 defensive tackle in the 2012 recruiting class by  He was ranked as the fourth-best defensive tackle prospect in Pennsylvania, trailing Tyrqiue Jarrett (Allderdice, Pitt, No. 28); Arthur Goldberg (Mt. Lebanon, Wisconsin, No. 55); and Bret Niederreither (Red Land, undeclared, No. 71).

Brantley finished his senior season as the Trojans’ leading rusher in a ground attack which averaged 203.6 yards per game, racking up 735 yards and 11 touchdowns on 118 rushes, averaging 6.3 yards per carry.  He also hauled in four passes for 45 yards, averaging 11.3 yards per reception.  Defensively, Brantley recorded 48 tackles, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, a blocked punt and three blocked field goals.

Hershey finished 8-3 in 2011, qualifying for the District 3 AAA playoffs before being elimintated in overtime in the opening round by Red Land, 42-41.

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