Crandall offensive linemen Branson Bragg is the state's top center. (Mike Craven)

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Branson Bragg, the state’s top center, chooses Stanford

Posted June 15th, 2018

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The state’s top center, Branson Bragg, committed to Stanford over offers from Texas A&M, Texas and others on Friday night. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound prospect is ranked No. 29 on the updated Fabulous 55 and is a four-star prospect who is considered the third-best center in the nation. He was Texas’ top target at the position in the 2019 cycle.

Herman is yet to sign a true center prospect in his two years at the helm. Derek Kerstetter, who signed in 2017 and played right tackle as a true freshman, could become the future at the position if his transition this fall goes as planned. Vincent Murphy, the only other center holding a current offer from Texas in this cycle, is committed to South Carolina.

Texas’ lone offensive line commitment in the 2019 class is five-star offensive tackle Tyler Johnson. The Longhorns are in a hotly-contested battle with Texas A&M for four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd. Texas is also still in the mix for offensive line prospects like Stacey Wilkins and Andrew Coker.

RANK (PREV.)PLAYERPOS.HIGH SCHOOLCOLLEGE
1. (7)Garrett WilsonWRLake Travis (6A)Ohio State
2. (3)DeMarvin LealDLConverse Judson (6A)Texas A&M
3. (1)Jordan WhittingtonWRCuero (4A)Texas
4. (4)Brian WilliamsSBishop Dunne (TAPPS)Texas A&M
5. (15)Tyler JohnsonOTConroe Oak Ridge (6A)Texas
6. (5)Kenyon GreenOTHumble Atascocita (6A)Texas A&M
7, (8)NaNa Osafo-MensahDEFort Worth Nolan Catholic (TAPPS)Notre Dame
8. (10)Austin StognerTEPrestonwood Catholic (TAPPS)Oklahoma
9. (44)Trejan BridgesWRCarrolton Hebron (6A)Oklahoma
10. (6)Theo Wease Jr.WRAllen (6A)Oklahoma
11. (9)Grant GunnellQBSt. Pius X (TAPPS)Arizona
12. (12)Marcus BanksCBSpring Dekaney (6A)LSU
13. (38)Jeffery CarterCBAledo (5A)Texas A&M
14. (17)Marcel BrooksOLBFlower Mound (6A)LSU
15. (13)Marcus StriplingDEMayde Creek (6A)Uncommitted
16. (2)Arjei HendersonWRFort Bend Travis (6A)Oklahoma
17. (14)Marquez BeasonCBBishop Dunne (TAPPS) Illinois
18. (19)Jalen CatalonSMansfield Legacy (6A)Uncommitted
19. (24)Demani RichardsonSWaxahachie (6A)Texas A&M
20. (49)Dylan WrightWRWest Mesquite (5A)Texas A&M
21. (11)Jalen CurryWRSt. Pius X (TAPPS)Uncommitted
22. (22)Erick YoungCBFort Bend Bush (6A)Texas A&M
23. (39)Elijah HigginsWRAustin Bowie (6A)Uncommitted
24. (NR)Lewis CineSCedar Hill Trinity Christian (TAPPS)Uncommitted
25. (23)EJ Ndoma-OgarOGAllen (6A)Oklahoma
26. (21)Roschon JohnsonQBPort Neches-Groves (5A)Texas
27. (31)Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest (4A)Texas
28. (48)Bobby WolfeCBHouston Madison (6A)Texas A&M
29. (41)Branson BraggCCrandall (4A)Stanford
30. (30)Tamauzia BrownWRNewton (3A)Uncommitted
31. (32)Jaylen EllisWRRound Rock Cedar Ridge (6A)Baylor
32. (43)David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch (6A)Uncommitted
33. (16)Kam BrownWRColleyville Heritage (5A)Texas A&M
34. (NR)Baylor CuppTEBrock (3A)Texas A&M
35. (18)Deondrick GlassRBKaty (6A)Uncommitted
36. (20)Nelson CaesarDEFort Bend Ridge Point (6A)Houston
37. (28)Isaiah SpillerRBKlein Collins (6A)Texas A&M
38. (46)T'Vondre SweatDEHuntsville (5A)Texas
39. (25)Hunter SpearsDTSachse (6A)Notre Dame
40. (40)Braedon MowryDEKaty Taylor (6A)Texas A&M
41. (NR)Myles Brooks SPflugerville Hendrickson (6A)Cal
42. (27)Grant TisdaleQBAllen (6A)Ole Miss
43. (29)Jonathan McGillSCoppell (5A)Uncommitted
44. (36)Josh EllisonDTA&M Consolidated (5A)Texas A&M
45. (33)Steven ParkerDESouth Oak Cliff (5A)Texas Tech
46. (50)Velton GardnerATHDallas Skyline (6A)Kansas State
47. (34)Jamal MorrisSFort Bend Bush (6A)Oklahoma
48. (52)Darwin BarlowRBNewton (3A)Uncommitted
49. (37)David UgwoebuDEKaty Seven Lakes (6A)Uncommitted
50. (26)Brannon BrownOGSan Antonio O'Connor (6A)TCU
51. (47)Kori RobersonDEManvel (5A)Oklahoma
52. (53)Gilbert IbenemeDEPearland (6A)Texas Tech
53. (NR)Andrew CokerOTKaty Taylor (6A)TCU
54. (NR)Marques CaldwellCBAlvin (6A)Texas
55. (NR)Thomas GordonTEStrake Jesuit (6A)Northwestern

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