Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Providence WR picks Duke

Providence High junior Brandon Braxton committed over the weekend to play football at Duke, Providence coach Randy Long said Monday.

Braxton is 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds and played safety and wide receiver last season at Providence. Long said he probably will play wide receiver at Duke.

“He’s got really good speed,” Long said. “He’s tough, physical and he’s got great hands.”

Maryland and East Carolina were among the schools that already had offered Braxton scholarships, Long said, and Braxton’s academic goals helped steer him to Duke. Braxton wants to be a doctor, according to Long. – Ken Tysiac