Brag signs with Stanford

Branson Bragg, (center) with his parents Darrin Bragg and Cathe Allen celebrate his signing of his letter of intent to play football for Stanford University.

CRANDALL, Texas — Crandall High School Senior Branson Bragg signed his letter of intent today to join the offensive line of Stanford University next Fall as part of the NCAA National Signing Day.

Bragg has been a standout athlete, student and musician while attending Crandall High School. He was selected as the 2018 Offensive Line MVP district 9-4A, 2018 academic all-state football, 2017 first team all-state in football and the 2016 Offensive Newcomer of the Year for District 8-4A.

Bragg is also currently the UIL 4A state Track & Field champion in shot put and bronze medal holder in discus. At 6’4, and over 300 lbs, Bragg is equally well rounded off the field. Bragg also enjoys playing the jazz piano for Crandall’s Pirate band.

“After visiting Stanford and seeing their reputation for academics and athletics, meeting their coaches and players, I knew that is exactly where I wanted to be,” Bragg tells after his press conference Wednesday.

“I am looking forward to getting to California. I am very fortunate to have had so many great opportunities here at Crandall, and I love this small town,” Bragg said. “All of my coaches, teachers, teammates and especially my family have been so supportive of me. I will always cherish that.”

Bragg is the son of Cathe Allen and Darrin Bragg, both former college athletes at Abilene Christian University.

The NCAA early signing period began at 7 AM Wednesday across the country and extends through Friday, December 21.