Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterman at Heathwood Hall under coach Jon Wheeler ... helped Heathwood Hall to consecutive state playoff berths in 2011-12 ... charted as the No. 78 offensive tackle in the nation by 247Sports.com ... listed as the No. 19 overall prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... earned first team SCISA AAA all-state honors from the High School Sports Report following senior campaign ... all-area selection in 2012 by The State ... as a senior, graded out at 92 percent on offense while recording 68 tackles and 12 tackles for loss ... posted 70 tackles including 13 tackles for loss during junior season ... in sophomore campaign, carded 34 tackles, seven tackles for loss and three interceptions ... earned South Carolina MVP honors at the eighth annual Oasis Shrine Bowl on November 24, 2012 in Mooresville, N.C. ... also lettered in baseball, basketball and track and field, earning all-state honors on the diamond as a pitcher and first baseman.
Personal: Son of Antara and Thomas Brandner ... mother played tennis at the University of West Virginia ... father lettered two seasons (1974-75) as an offensive tackle under Hall of Fame head coach Bobby Bowden at the West Virginia University, helping the Mountaineers to a two-year ledger of 13-10 including a 13-10 win over N.C. State in the 1975 Peach Bowl ... born February 15, 1995.