March 28, 2023

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Gridiron Football Top 300: Braylin Presley

Braylin Presley is a class of 2021 running back for Bixby High School in Bixby, Oklahoma. Braylin possesses great speed and agility and uses them to his advantage as he often makes multiple would-be tacklers miss with his cuts in the holes and the open field. Along with his physical gifts, Presley has good ball carrier vision that allows him to see the field and find running lanes and holes to run through. Presley measures in at 5’8 and weighs 168 pounds but any defender that manages to get a hand on Presley often finds that despite his size, Presley is a tough ball carrier and is not easy to take down. Braylin’s dangerous skillset also allows him to be used as a receiver and in the return game where he is a threat to take it to the house at any given time. With Braylin’s vision, speed and agility along with his toughness, he can be used creatively all over the field at the college level and hurt a defense on multiple levels. In addition to his play on the field, Presley also excels in the classroom and has a 3.0 GPA to boot.

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What is your favorite lesson that you have learned in your football life? One thing that I have learned and is the most important is that football can only take you so far and you cannot play forever. It is wise to get your degree while in school and have a backup plan.

How would you describe your game? I am a dynamic player who can play running back that can also be a threat in the return game and as a receiver. I can play all over the field.

Who do you model your game after? Someone I have looked up to and often been compared for a while is Tavon Austin because we have some similarities. But I do not really try to model my game after anyone because my goal is to be the first Braylin Presley. I want to be the player GOD made me to be.

What made you want to play football? Football runs in my family, so I naturally wanted to play as well and be the best.

What is your favorite aspect of the position you play? I love all aspects of the running back position so it is hard for me to pick out one part.

How would you describe yourself as a person? I can be a little energetic. I am the type of person who can be himself around anyone. I also try to keep myself busy at all times and stay productive.

What are your favorite hobbies outside of playing football? I like to bike and be outdoors. Pretty much anything I can do to be active.

Why do you feel a college should take a chance on you? I feel colleges should take a chance on me because of the work that has been put in over the years. I have the skill and ability to make an impact on a college team at any position. I am a danger anywhere on the field.

What sets you apart from other recruits? It varies on who the school is recruiting. A lot of recruits can do what I do, but I can be great in multiple ways and perfect each craft, however I need to.

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player? My biggest strengths are my agility and speed. My weakness is pass-blocking.

How are you working to improve your weaknesses? I get in the weight room everyday and do different drills to improve my weakness.

What characteristics do you look for most in a college? Mainly the relationships I have with the coaches and how much of a home feel I get from a college. I want to be comfortable, but also be able to get work done.

What goals do you have for this year and beyond as a player and a person? I want to win all the awards and accolades I won this year again. As a person, I want to mature and become more independent as I get ready for college.

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