Name: BRANDON DRANKA
School: Huntley High School – Huntley, IL (Coach John Hart)
Vitals: Defensive End (#9). 6’2″ – 235.
Offers: Various D2 Offers
It is obvious after watching Dranka on tape that he is an explosive athlete and has a little “horsepower” under the hood. Being 6’2″, he will have to learn the proper techniques to play DE in a 3-4 scheme but once he gets up to around 250-255 pounds, Dranka will be a playmaker at DE for UND. His initial burst off the line is very impressive and seems to use his hands well.
UND needs more production out of their defensive end’s and Dranka has the ability to beat interior lineman with his athleticism. It would not be out of the question for him to possibly get a look at playing strongside OLB, if he stays at the size he is at. That probably won’t happen but he has the athleticism at this point to do it.
In his senior season, Dranka registered an impressive 11 sacks and 51 total tackles.
Dranka was an All-Area First Team selection and will be participating in the Illinois HS All-Star Football game this summer. If you are looking for this year’s “under the radar steal”, Dranka could be it.