Name: Darrius Bratton
Hometown: Roanoke, VA (Fork Union Military Academy)
247 Composite: 3*, 79.89
Bratton committed to UVA in 2015 while he was still at Roanoke’s William Fleming High School. After a knee injury cut his senior year short, Bratton enrolled at FUMA for a post-grad year. He re-committed to the new staff in June 2016.
A two-way star for Fleming, Bratton showed both quickness and speed. He could jump on receivers coming out of their routes and put himself in good position to affect passes headed his way. As a receiver and returner, he was never more than one good move away from breaking a big gain. The only Hudl film he has is from before his knee injury, so it remains to be seen whether that burst survived. A year at FUMA has been the cure for many players’ ails; Virginia certainly hopes it was for Bratton.
Welcome to UVA, Darrius!