Coaches Corner: Ellerbe & Anthony

Coaches Corner: Ellerbe & Anthony

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Coaches Corner: Ellerbe & Anthony

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1. How long have you been coaching?

Coach Hyatt: I have been coaching for 13 years.

2. What are Brandon’s and Stephone’s strengths?

Coach Hyatt: First off they are both great kids on the football field, and in the class room. They are both leaders on the team. Physically Stephone is 6’3” 220 lbs. and runs well. Brandon very athletic and he is a big safety, RB or QB and can do a lot on the football field at many positions.

3. What do they need to continue to improve on?

Coach Hyatt: Just keep getting better every day, you don’t want to plateau. They both could improve on what everyone needs to work on: learning the game, reading coverage, and things that just come with playing more.

4. What play/game or game did they make that made you realize they could be division 1 players?

Coach Hyatt: We knew they were both special players they day the walked on to the field but Stephone stood out as a freshman. He picked off 7 passes his freshman year including two against Concord the defending state champs. As a sophomore Brandon had a game where he intercepted a ball and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown.

5. What type of person are they off the field?

Coach Hyatt: They are super kids. No red flags, they do what they are supposed to do, always ‘yes sir, no sir’, they never miss a work out. I’m not just saying that because they are my players. There are definitely some kids on the team that I would say need to improve on their off the field stuff. I would be happy if my kids grew up and ended up being like Stephone or Brandon.

6. What positions do they play for you?

Coach Hyatt: Stephone is being recruited as a LB but has played some RB and TE for us.

Coach Hyatt: Brandon is being recruited as a safety but we needed him at RB this year and he ended up playing really well. He also has played some WR and a little bit at QB. He is really interchangeable at a lot of positions.

7. How many offers do they have?

Coach Hyatt: Brandon has four that I know of Maryland, Clemson, Texas tech and North Carolina.

Coach Hyatt: Stephone has at least 25 –all the big time schools have offered.

8. How do you project them at the college level?

Coach Hyatt: I think both will be very successful, they will be good pick ups for whoever they end up signing with. They are both good kids that are not going to embarrass the program. I believe that they can be key contributors and play as true freshman.

9. How solid is Brandon’s commitment to Clemson?

Coach Hyatt: Honestly I don’t really know what he is going to do. I think he is still going to look I don’t know where he is leaning towards.

10. Which teams/coaches are recruiting them the hardest right now?

Coach Hyatt: For Brandon North Carolina and Clemson have been recruiting the hardest.

Coach Hyatt: For Stephone the local schools – North & South Carolina schools – are doing a good job recruiting him.

There have been a lot of teams present at the spring evaluation period. A lot of people have come to see them.

11. What school do you see them fitting best at?

Coach Hyatt: Such good kids they will fit in where ever they decide to go. I am confident that wherever they go they will be able to mesh with the players and coaches.

12. Who is another player that you would compare them to?

Coach Hyatt: Stephone – tall rangy might remind you of Brandon Spikes or Rolando McClain size wise. He has accumulated 18 interceptions thus far.

Brandon – We have lined him up at so many places kind of like Percy Harvin.

13. Height/Weight/40 time?

Coach Hyatt: Stephone – he recently went to a combine and was 6’3” 220 lbs. and 4.49 in the 40 – pretty scary.

Brandon – 6’1” 204 lbs 4.53 here

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