Tall and Talented at Age 5: Brandon Gaddy

Mr. Gaddy.  Photo by Maddie Cowan.
Mr. Gaddy. Photo by Maddie Cowan.

by Maddie Cowan

Junior Brandon Gaddy, a new transfer from Booker T. Washington High School,  came to Bishop Sullivan not only to play football but basketball as well. Mr. Gaddy entered his junior year with eleven football and three basketball offers from potential colleges. Mr. Gaddy has a wide selection to choose from, but has narrowed down to his top three picks for each sport.  For football his top choices are Florida State, Louisiana State, and Clemson.

“Clemson is showing the most interest; Florida State and Louisiana State are nice and put people in the League [National Football League],”said Mr. Gaddy.

Idealy Mr. Gaddy would like to play both basketball and football. For basketball his top choices are North Carolina State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Louisville.

Mr. Gaddy is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and then moved to Norfolk, Virginia, at age five to play on an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball team because he was really tall.

“The coach of the AAU team the Virginia Panthers saw me at a basketball game in Baltimore and told my mom to come down to Norfolk to work out. My mom said it was too far of a drive so we decided to move down here,” said Mr. Gaddy.

Mr. Gaddy continues to play on AAU basketball teams, including Boo Williams which is a national level team.

Mr. Gaddy is looking forward to this school year’s football and basketball seasons, and has been training hard with practice everyday.

“I want to leave with four rings,” said Mr. Gaddy on what he wants to accomplish athletically at Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School.

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