PEMBROKE PINES -- The Miami Metropolitan area has yet another youth football phenom, who's a member of the class of 2023, that's an all-around superstar that hails from Broward County, FL. Pembroke Pines Bengals 12U promising sixth-grade wide receiver/athlete Brandon Innis, a product from the AYFL, who stands approximately 5-foot-7, 135-pounds with top-end speed and outstanding hand-eye coordination, is not only recognized as a man amongst boys on the football field, but is excelling academically as well.
Even when faced, against older competition this past fall, the 12-year-old still amassed a total of 13 touchdowns, 4 sacks, 2 interceptions and over 1,000 yards from scrimmage lining-up at wide receiver and outside linebacker. The scary part of his game is he's still scratching the surface.
Brandon proved the analogy man amongst boys wasn't just a fancy phrase. When competing against his graduating class, he outright dominated the competition. He was responsible for seven touchdowns within three all-star games. Here's a note, Brandon found the end zone three times (receiving touchdowns) just in the first half competing in the Miami Dolphins Dade vs. Broward All-Stars Game.
The past two years, Brandon has captured both the regional and national championships playing for well-recognized Red Zone 5-on-5 All-Stars travel football team. His most recent National Championship (Left Pictured) took place this past year, at the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl located in Orlando, FL. Brandon only in the sixth-grade, was on a team filled with studs, who were all a year older.
Most importantly, Brandon demonstrates the same amount of effort inside the classroom as a multiple "B" honor roll student. His favorite subject is mathematics and loves barbecue ribs. The future phenom informed me his favorite college football teams are both FSU and Alabama, but the Crimson Tide has a slight edge due to hometown product, and Alabama sophomore WR Calvin Ridley. His favorite wide receiver is National Football League (NFL) Atlanta Falcons Julio Jones.
This past Saturday, The Event 7v7 Tournament, before interviewing the promising athlete. I pointed out Brandon (while in action) to two notable high school recruiting analyst (over 50 years of experience) and they quickly admitted, he's going to be a household name come National Signing Day, very high praise for a sixth-grader.
Brandon was discovered by Pembroke Pines Bengals coach George Reeves (father of Rising Stars All-South Florida Freshman 1st Team selection, DL Jalen Reeves of University School of Nova) who happened to enjoy an outing with his family at the Beach. He saw a 6-year-old running around that was built like a teenager. So, coach Reeves approached Brandon Inniss and asked "where is your mom"? Upon meeting his mother, coach Reeves asked her if he played sports and she replied no.
Coach Reeves made it known, he was a coach Pembroke Pines Bengals Optimist and she should strongly consider bringing him out there because he would be a star. And the rest as they say is history. Brandon in my opinion, has a chance to become a 5-Star or perhaps a Top 10 overall prospect come his senior year all said and done. His measurables will not limit his next level success and his skill set is beyond his age. Here's a future star folks.