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Brandon Derrow ‘18 Recruiting Profile

  • St Francis De Sales High School
  • Columbus, OH
  • Football
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Brandon Derrow's Football Recruiting Profile
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5-10-5 Shuttle
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Personal Statement

I aspire to be the best student athlete that I can possibly be. I attended one of America's premier academic all-boy's high school's my freshman and sophomore year; St. Charles Preparatory School, located in Columbus, Ohio. The 75th percentile ACT at St. Charles is 28, and I certainly anticipate doing just as well as my former classmates. In July 2016, I transferred to St. Francis DeSales, a co-ed Catholic High School, also in Columbus, for my junior and senior season.  St. Francis DeSales also has very high academic standards and historically a very competitive football program as well, and I expect that will continue.

My junior season @ DeSales has started out very well.  Academically, I had a 3.7 GPA in my first quarter, and I am working hard to improve in my studies.  As for football, we went 13-1 and lost in the State semi-final 23-14 against the eventual state champion (Akron Hoban). After starting varsity at weak side DE for my first two years, this year I moved to the strong side.  I felt like my transition went very well.  Starting all 14 games on defense, I finished the season with 34 solo tackles, 38 assisted tackles, 8 tfl's, 3.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 3 pass break ups and 48 quarterback pressures.  I work out (lifting and agilities) consistently  continuing to get stronger and gaining solid weight. I am 6'3.5", and I played in the 8th grade at 174 lbs, 200 lbs in the 9th grade, 215 lbs in the 10th grade, and this year at 232 lbs, which is still undersized for our Div 1/2 schedule. I anticipate playing my senior season at 245-248 lbs. . Coupled with the weight gain, I intend to work on my speed (40-4.94 laser), my other measurables (broad-9.3 ft, vertical jump-29 inches, and my 5 yard cone drill-4.54.) In addition to my academic and athletic pursuits, I want to work on my team/leadership skills over the next couple of years. I have a lot of opportunity to become a strong, vocal leader on my current team, and would like to work on being the most supportive teammate that I can become. In college, I would like to pursue academics and football at the highest possible level. At this time, I think I would like to pursue a degree in business, specializing in Finance or Business Management, or possibly engineering.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #97
  • Team Awards:
    State 3rd Place, Regional Champs, Sectional Champs, Conference Champs
  • 2015 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #85
  • Individual Awards:
    Lineman of the year
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place
  • 2014 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #85
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Ryan Wiggins

Additional Sports

  • Track
  • F
  • 1 Year
  • Varsity Team
  • Central Catholic League JV Discus Champion



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High School Information

High School:
St Francis De Sales High School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Most required classes at St. Charles are Honor's Level Classes
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Activity
    • Providing 16 hours of service around the community each year.

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Statistic 2016 Varsity Te 2015 Varsity Te
Assisted tackles 38 21
Forced fumbles 2 1
Pass break-ups 3 2
Recovered fumbles 2 1
Sacks 3.5 4.0
Solo tackles 34 36
Tackles for a loss 8 8
Games played 10
Interceptions 0
Tackles 7


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