DITR: WR/FS Bralan Womack, Hartfield Academy (Flowood, Mississippi)

Bralan Womack is a game-changer.

When he flies around the field, he instantly flips the favor of victory for Hartfield. He has an impact on every side of the ball: Whether he’s forcing turnovers or deflections while playing at safety, laying strong blocks or retuning kicks on special teams or making big play after big play at receiver- he’s constantly making noise on the field.

He’s the 4th ranked safety in the nation, the 3rd best player in Mississippi (per 247) and a four-star athlete. He didn’t just earn these titles because of luck, either. He was rewarded because of his tremendous play on the field.

Starting with his safety looks. He has a natural feel for the position, and though he traditionally plays free safety, he can line up in the box, against the slot, at cornerback, or even as a roaming DB in a three safety look. He has a smooth backpedal, with fluid hips and eyes that perfectly mirror the receivers hips. He’s outstanding when playing as a receiver, which translates to his defensive looks- as he has a better understanding of route concepts. However, arguably the best part of his game is how quickly he can come down.

Short routes should not be thrown his way; he can break on the ball faster than the opposing receivers can. His Hudl has several plays where he reads the quarterback, fires down, across the wideout, before causing an interception or pass breakup.

He’s an unfair safety. He can jump, literally, across a receiver and cause a game-altering pick-six in seconds.

Not only is his pass coverage good, but he’s also more than willing to get involved in the run game. He knows his 6’0, 196 pound frame is smaller than the blockers in front of him, and uses it to his advantage. He’ll “get small” and work his way around and between blockers to come up for a big play.

He can lay down any ball-carrier too. In cover one looks, he can maneuver through traffic on outside runs and punish the running back for a minimal gain. In cover two looks, he can drive through the receiver to force a big hit. Even then, the scheme doesn’t matter: Womack will find a way to meet the ball-carrier.

He’s very technical as a tackler, which is partially how he has so much force as he hits. When he drives through a man, it’s always coupled with a secure wrap up, ensuring the ball-carrier is brought to the ground.

His ability as a special teamer will get him play time at whatever college he chooses to attend. Womack can track the ball well through the air and when it bounces in order to reel the ball in quickly and efficiently- this helps to prevent muffed returns. He’s aware of his position on the field, how his blocks look and many other factors when returning. He then uses that information to make prudent decisions on how advantageous a return is.

Not only does he have several return touchdowns, he’s also tremendous as a blocker. The same force he applies when tackling is again used to seal off tacklers. He can level gunners, giving his teammates an open lane to return.

However, Womack possibly plays his best ball at receiver. He reels in passes as if it were second-nature, has the smoothness of Alvin Kamara when running and absorbs contact to prevent unnecessary drops and breakups. Womack could become a “YAC (yards-after-catch) monster” for whatever team he plays for at the next level. He accelerates incredibly quickly, has a low center of gravity, making him tremendously difficult to bring down, and has the speed to pull away from the defense with ease.

His outstanding play defensively helps his offensive game, and vis versa. His dominance as a safety allows him to have a better feel for opposing defenses when lined up out wide. And in the same breath, his excellent play at receiver helps him understand route concepts, raising his ability when he’s on defense.

Bralan Womack is a stellar high school athlete. His future is bright, as he’ll become an impact player for whatever university he chooses to attend. The 2026 prospect already has offers from eight SEC schools, including Alabama, and will continue earning more. For the next two years, Womack should be on everyone’s radar.

Below is a QnA between Womack and myself:

What are your biggest accomplishments?

“Being ranked among the best players in the country and winning the first ever State Championships this year in football.”

What player do you compare yourself to and why?

“Caleb Downs, his ability to play multiple positions in the secondary.”

What are your plans once you’re done with football and why?

“I plan to own a clothing brand business, I plan to major in business/ entrepreneurship.”

What’s your GPA?

“My GPA is a 3.5.”

What do you like about the sport of football and how is it significant to you?

“I like the physicality and speed of the game.”

What would it mean to be able and play in the Gridiron football Bowl game?

“Any opportunity to play the game of football at a high level would be an honor.”

Do you have any offers, if so where?

“I currently hold 12 college offers: Tennessee, Georgia, MS State, Ole Miss, Alabama, Missouri, Georgia Tech, Florida, UCF, Arkansas, Memphis and Louisville”

Do you play any other sports, if so which ones?

“I play football and currently run track”

What are your stats throughout your football career?

“Sophomore Season stats:

Int: 7 ( 1 pick6)
return yds: 490 yds
Kick return tds: 2
punt return tds: 5
Receiving yds: 562 yds
Receiving tds: 14
Solo tackles: 26
Offensive All-purpose yards: 1,052
Offensive All-purpose touchdowns: 22″

What is your 40 speed, Broad, Vert, Shuttle, ETC.

“I run a 4.49- 40 shuttle-4.16.”

What is your dream school to play for in college?

“I don’t have a dream school, I’m just interested in schools that can help me reach my fullest potential.”

What are your current football goals?

“To compete at a high level, be a better teammate and continue to work on my craft.”

What’s something you’re working to improve?

“I’m constantly working to improve my technique.”

What is a strength you have in the game?

“I have a high football IQ and understand the game.”

What’s your favorite activity outside of football?

“Playing video games, hanging out with friends/family, riding 4 wheelers and horses.”

What’s something football has taught you?

“It taught me that you cannot be mediocre if you want to be the best.”