from Nolan st syracuse.com
Syracuse, NY -- The Syracuse University football recruiting class of 2012 apparently has lost a defensive line prospect.
Harold Brantley, a 6-foot-3, 280-pound player from Hershey (Pa.) High School, returned from an official visit to Missouri over the weekend and changed his commitment from SU to the Tigers.
Brantley told recruiting web sites Scout.com and Rivals.com late Sunday that he had decided to flip to Missouri. The two-sport star had committed to the Orange on June 29 during a summer flurry that saw SU land 10 players in 15 days.
After choosing SU over the summer, Brantley anchored the defensive line at tackle and ran for 760 yards and 13 TDs on 121 carries for Hershey, which went 8-3. He is also a double-figure scorer as a power forward on the school’s state-ranked basketball team.
“Syracuse was actually the first school that came in to see me. I developed a good relationship with them,” Brantley said several weeks ago in an interview at his home.
Brantley, who has a rating of three stars (out of five) from Scout.com and two stars each from ESPN.com and Rivals.com, said he picked SU over an offer from Penn State. He said he'd also been offered by West Virginia, Rutgers and Pittsburgh.
Missouri made a late offer to Brantley, and another SU recruit, Josh Manley of Alpharetta, Ga. Both originally planned to visit the Columbia, Mo., school, but Manley later changed his mind.
I just looked at Mizzou's current class and Brantley would make the the 2nd true DT in the class. There's another but seems like a lightweight- more of an End OLB type.