Player Profile:Brashear RB Joell Nesbit
Posted May 14, 2011 9:24 pm
Photo courtesy of Rebecca Droke/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Today we’ve got a prospect that is flying under the radar in the state of Pennsylvania.
He’s a member of the 2012 recruiting class as well!
Who’s the prospect from the Keystone State you should keep your eyes on?
That would be none other than Brashear (Pittsburgh, Pa.) running back Joell Nesbit.
As a sophomore, Nesbit drew rave reviews from Coach David Schuman–who runs the National Underclassmen Combines.
In April of 2010–Schuman gave Nesbit running back MVP honors and wrote this about him in his blog online: “Nesbit nabbed the RB MVP award with a terrific performance. The 5’10 196 lb standout had a 32 inch vertical, 8’10.5 broad jump, ran a 4.33 shuttle, bench pressed 155 lbs 26 times and was a star during 1 on 1’s.”
The Pittsburgh, Pa. native is a running back and linebacker for Brashear.
When he’s running the football, Nesbit is excellent about not allowing the first man to tackle him.
He’s excellent at breaking the first tackle and breaks several tackles in his highlight tape quite easily.
The 5’10, 196 pounder is also excellent at running between the tackles.
As a running back–Nesbit had 46 carries for 278 yards (6.04 yards per carry) and two touchdowns last year.
He seems to thrive running the football in the “zone-read” play out of the shotgun formation–one of the most popular plays in football today.
The talented tailback’s best run in his highlight tape below is at the beginning: he takes a handoff at the 44 yard line, splits two defenders, bounces the ball outside to the left sideline, and it’s off to the races for a 56 yard touchdown run.
His best performance on the ground came against Langley–in which he gashed them for 108 rushing yards and two touchdowns on five carries (21.6 yards per carry).
As a linebacker–he tallied 23 tackles, one sack, and one fumble recovery.
Currently, Nesbit doesn’t have any Division I-A scholarship offers but he’s drawing interest from a variety of schools.
All he can do is wait and see what happens!
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