Viera’s Brandon Mays Commits To Play Football For U.S. Military Academy at West Point
By Alan Zlotorzynski, Assistant Editor // July 23, 2017
Mays joins recent Astronaut grad Kenny Willoughby
ABOVE VIDEO: Viera High’s Barndon Mays has committed to play his college football for the United States Military Academy at West Point. (HUDL highlights from junior season)
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Following an extensive recruiting process that saw Viera Hawks senior linebacker Brandon Mays take trips to prestigious institutions such as Boston College and the Naval Academy, Mays has decided to play his college football for the United States Military Academy at West Point.
A three-star athlete according to many of the prominent scouting services, Mays made the commitment on Friday during an unofficial visit to West Point.
The former two-time Friday Night Locker Room Player of the Game made the announcement via Twitter late Friday evening.
Mays has been a staple on the Viera Hawks defense since he took over a regular roll during his sophomore season.
The 6-foot, 210-pound middle linebacker has recorded 256 total tackles, 176 of them solo, during his career at Viera.
Mays was named to the 2017 Space Coast Daily–Friday Night Locker Room first team defense last season after he registered 107 tackles and five quarterback sacks.
— Brandon Mays (@bmays34) July 22, 2017
The son of Viera Hawks head coach Kevin Mays, Brandon has averaged nearly 11 tackles per game, has 14 career quarterback sacks, four interceptions and has caused two fumbles. Mays also scored three rushing touchdowns last season on offense, showing his versatility as an athlete.
The Hawks are 19-8 overall during the past two seasons, including a 6-2 playoff record, and a Class 7A state runner-up finish in 2015.
Being accepted for admission to the United States Military Academy at West Point is an exceptional honor reserved for the nation’s most promising students. It takes more than excellent grades to be accepted for admission.
West Point wants leaders who are not only intelligent, but those who are physically fit and of outstanding character.
Those who are selected to attend West Point receive a college education that is unparalleled in the world with tuition, room and board, and expenses fully paid.
Each year, thousands of high school students apply for admission, but only a few are accepted.
Brevard County should be proud as Mays is the second recruit in as many seasons to make the cut at West Point.
Recent Astronaut High graduate and first team Space Coast Daily–Friday Night Locker Room offensive lineman Kenny Willoughby was recruited by West Point who is already on campus ready to play for the Army Black Knights football team this season.
New Satellite Scorpion head football coach Ted Kimmey is a graduate of West Point, who went on to have a very distinguished military career before taking over as the Scorps new man in charge.
Coach Kimmey did offer advice to Willoughby about life at the Academy when he was making up his mind as a senior at Astronaut.
CLICK HERE FOR BREVARD COUNTY SPORTS