Desoto, TX (February 20, 2015) – Matthew Branson, a freshman from Loudoun County High School participated in the National Underclassmen Combine (Combine) Texas vs World Event on February 13-15, 2015 in Desoto, TX. This football combine had the best freshmen and sophomore athletes attend from all over the State of Texas. “After arriving at Desoto High School where the event was held, Matthew saw some of the best football players and some were All-State as freshmen and sophomores for their respective states and others were nationally-ranked,” said Branson. Branson is also nationally-ranked 30th by QBHitList, a list of top pro-style quarterbacks in the nation. Coaches at the Combine already knew Branson. They viewed his site, his HUDL account, and his You Tube Highlight Video before he was contacted.
Performance Week Practice was laid out for both indoor and outdoor. Day 1 Practice – Evening outdoors, Day 2 Practice – Morning indoors, and an evening practice outside, followed by a 7 on 7 challenge, where Team World goes up against Team Texas. These events were posted on You Tube. Branson won the event for team World throwing two touchdowns against Texas. Day 3, was the actual bowl game at 10am. Branson threw for three touchdowns and led his team for a total of 5 touchdowns with him under center. Overall, the team scored 6 touchdowns total.
After the bowl game, they had a small award ceremony for the top performers of the game. Branson won the Offensive MVP award. Afterwards, the coaches and scouts talked with him and took his picture.
Branson is committed to be the best. He trains 6 days a week Saturday thru Thursday, with Fridays off, and has double training sessions on the weekends, on top of Central Loudoun Basketball League (CLBL) basketball games.
It is this type of dedication and passion that all local athletes need to have to achieve their end goal. The Fox wishes Matthew all the best in the future at Loudoun County and beyond!