BRANDON VANDENBURG TE 6'5 255 Rivals★★★ESPN★★★★247★★★Scout★★★
No. 2 Junior College TE in Nation - Rivals.com No. 34 Overall Player in California - 247Sports.com
Selected Vanderbilt overTennessee, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Miami (Fla.), Nebraska, Kansas State and Maryland among others
[Photo Credit: Desert of the Sun C.C.]
JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL Regarded among the top junior college TEs in the nation... In 2012 started at TE for College of the Desert near Palm Springs... Named MVP in 2012, with 24 catches for 353 yards and three TDs... Named First Team All-SCFA Central Conference... Had two TD catches in narrow road loss to No. 1-ranked Mt. SAC JC... Transferred to community college after participating one year at University of San Diego... In high school, played two years as receiver and DE at Xavier College Prep in the Palm Springs area... Posted 22 catches and 88 tackles as high school senior.
PERSONAL Brandon R. Vandenburg... Son of Shawna Vandenburg and Rod Vandenburg... Born June 15, 1993... Has an older sister, Briana; and two younger brothers, David and Matthew... Both parents work in the real estate profession... High academic achiever... Becomes the first junior college transfer since QB Jordan Rodgers arrived on campus in 2010.
COLLEGE OF THE DESERT HEAD COACH DEAN DOWTY "Brandon is a local kid from a small private school who came to us last spring and quickly made an impression.
"I knew last summer during workouts that we'd have to get him in the mix. We ended up modifying some things on offense just to keep Brandon on the field.
"He's a complete tight end, one of those guys that is very hard for college coaches to get their hands on. Brandon has the speed and hands to be a receiving threat and he's got the size to be a productive blocker."