Jakob Brashear is a standout linebacker from Dacula High School whose strength and quickness has made him a force to be reckoned with as a two-way player. Standing at 6-foot-1 and weighing 205 pounds, he has posted strong measurables, having clocked a 4.57 40-yard dash along with a 30-inch vertical jump, and displays exceptional strength and great acceleration in ball pursuit.
He showcased his abilities in 2014 while leading the Falcons to their best regular season record (9-1) since 2006. Brashear made his impact at linebacker and running back as the junior rushed for over 350 yards and a team-leading nine touchdowns while totaling 74 total tackles, five sacks, and three interceptions for a defense that held opposing teams to 13 points per game. His leadership and football IQ allowed him to help the Falcons navigate their way through one of the toughest regions in the state as Brashear’s strong play resulted in multiple honors, most notably Gwinnett County Player of the Month along with Player of the Week honors. Schools from throughout the Southeast have expressed interest in the standout, including Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, and Tennessee.
Brashear has always possessed a passion for the game of football since he was five years old, but it is the push he received from his parents that have allowed him to reach new height both academically and athletically. Coming from a strong military family background, where his father served for 23 years, Brashear credits the discipline and focus instilled in him by his mother and father for allowing him to succeed on both the football field and in the classroom where he maintains a grade-point average of 3.5. The junior also takes part in family endeavors, including being a coach for his little brother’s 10- year-old football team.
Brashear is a playmaking defender whose strength and athleticism has many people feel will translate well at the Division-I level, but the best is yet to come for the junior as his ceiling will only be dictated by the work that he puts in to improve. For the military brat with the strong work ethic, it is tough to find that ceiling.