Branden Jennings

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-3.5
  • Weight 225

Prospect Info

  • High School Sandalwood
  • City Jacksonville, FL
  • Exp 2022 - ...

UCF Knights

  • Jersey #44
  • Class SO

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9509
  • Class 2021
  • Committed 12/16/2020
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 03/13/2020

Barton Simmons
Barton Simmons Former Director of Scouting

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Comparison

Shaq Smith Maryland Terrapins

Long levered, thick linebacker with bulk to naturally play in the middle and the frame to potentially grow into an edge rusher. Pops on tape with his physicality and violence on contact. One of the hardest hitters in the 2021 recruiting cycle. Plays with great effort and motor. Attacks blockers with physicality. Efforts to re-route receiving threats. Good range between the tackles, thanks in part to wing span. Bends well for a bigger linebacker but does show some stiffness in space. Looks heavy-footed at times and is a long strider that takes some build-up to find a top speed in pursuit. Can get exposed in coverage. Physically imposing inside linebacker that has some projectablility to move down to the line of scrimmage. Power Five starter with NFL Draft upside.

Athletic Background

2019: Times-Union All-First Coast first-team selection; Key defensive player for a Sandalwood team that went 3-5.

Connections

  • Bradley Jennings Father

    Three-year starting linebacker and national champion at Florida State (1997-2001).

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