"Since day one, this kid was an exceptional, natural pass blocker. Obviously there are some technique things we don't stress in six-man, but with that said, football is football. Run blocking is where he really excels.
"As far as the defensive side of the ball, I think he'll get a chance to do some things there. The skills are the same, but the boys he's going up against will be a little bit bigger. I think he's going to handle that just fine. Anything you throw at him, he learns quick and does it well.
"Some focused weight room time for him is going to make all the difference in the world."
Brazeal was recruited by multiple schools throughout the process, saying it seemed like he had six colleges calling him every other hour. For a while, he said, it seemed like he would never figure out where he was supposed to go. But he said when he turned to God, everything fell into place.
"I was praying with God a lot that He would just make it obvious where He wanted me to go," Ottawa had already offered me a partial scholarship and I had told them I didn't think it was going to happen because their tuition was too expensive. But [Kessinger] called me up again and said, 'Well, we've got something good for you.'"
What Kessinger had was the Arrowhead Scholarship, which would completely cover for years of school. It's reserved for special circumstances, and Brazeal fit the bill.
"I was like, 'Well, God, I guess that's a 'yes' from you,'" Brazeal said of when he heard the news. "It took everything in me not to shout 'yes' as soon as they offered me the scholarship. It was pretty exciting."