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Prep Notebook: Blythewood’s Brunson earns honor at Top Gun camp

Nathaniel Brunson, center
Nathaniel Brunson, center

Blythewood defensive lineman Nathaniel Brunson turned in a strong performance recently at the Football University Top Gun Showcase Camp.

More than 1,500 middle and high school players attended the camp in Rock Hill. Brunson was named the camp’s top defensive lineman and received the G award, which was given to the top five players in the camp.

Brunson visited North Carolina Central on Tuesday, and also has attended camps this summer at LSU, N.C. State, Penn and Appalachian State. The 6-foot-2, 238-pound defensive end attended Westwood last season before transferring to Blythewood.

As a junior, Brunson had 33 tackles, including five for loss and two quarterback pressures.

Dreher’s Dunlap to play at Gulf Coast CC

Jhileyia Dunlap will begin her college basketball career at Gulf Coast Community College in Florida.

According to the Panama City News Herald, the former Dreher standout will be part of Gulf Coast’s freshman signing class. Dunlap signed with North Carolina in November, but will be at Gulf Coast because of an academic issue.

“I know that Jhileiya is very athletic, so she’s going to fit into our running game very well,” Gulf Coast coach Roonie Scovel told the Panama City News Herald.

Gulf Coast won the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship last year.

Dunlap averaged 19.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3.0 blocks a game this season in helping Dreher win the Class 3A state title. She finished with 1,665 points and was named the South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year and named The State’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

Ben Lippen duo offered

Ben Lippen QB Patrick McClure and RB/WR Bryce Thompson left the camp they attended at Virginia Tech with offers from the Hokies.

It was McClure’s second offer, also receiving one from Western Carolina.

Thompson, a junior who played at Dutch Fork his freshman season, also has offers from East Carolina and Presbyterian.

Hoops recruiting

Virginia Tech also extended offers to Dutch Fork basketball players Jordan Davis and Deuce Dean over the weekend.

Davis, the Class 4A Player of the Year, led the Midlands in scoring last season at 22.3 points a game. He also has offers from Kansas State, Cincinnati, Miami, Xavier and Butler, among others.

Dean averaged 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists last year and has had a strong summer playing for the S.C. Kings.

Parrott was inU.S. Junior Am

South Carolina commit and Heathwood Hall golfer Jack Parrott lost in the first round of match play at the U.S. Junior Amateur.

Nicholas Lyerly defeated Parrott 2 up in the tournament held in Tennessee. Parrott shot 4-over 148 during the stroke play portion of the event to qualify for match play.

Anderson nominee for Good Works Team

Former Ridge View standout Tavaris Anderson was a nominee for the 25th annual Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

Anderson’s a senior cornerback at West Virginia Wesleyan. He had 36 tackles and one interception last year.

Anderson also is a member of the Get Up Get Moving community service team and helps teach healthy living habits to youngsters.