Oregon Ducks wide receiver Bralon Addison, a sophomore from Fort Bend Hightower High School (Missouri City, Texas), enters his second season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Addison’s primary action came as a quarterback. The 2012 U.S. Army All-American completed 134-of-238 passes for 2,158 yards and 22 touchdowns with just three interceptions while also rushing 190 times for 1,625 yards (8.6 YPC) and 20 touchdowns.
Addison was a consensus four-star prospect by Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports. His listed strengths by the aforementioned sites were his competitiveness, speed, courage and playmaking abilities. Sounds like the Bralon Addison we saw for the Ducks all year.
Here’s one high school scouting report on Addison:
“Sick in the open field with the ball in his hands. He can move side-to-side or just find a crease and use his speed to get the ball past the goaline. Even though he is a threat to run he is a good leader as a QB for Hightower as well. He makes goo decisions and shows a high football IQ. Has great upside because he also has good hands to go with his speed. Once he adds experience at WR he will be a big weapon in college.” – Greg Powers
Addison had offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Utah amongst other Division 1 programs before signing with the Ducks.
In 2012, Addison saw action as a true freshman, bypassing a redshirt and playing in all 13 games. Addison finished the season with 22 catches for 243 yards (11.0 YPC) and three touchdowns. He also had an impact on special teams, returning four punts for 19 yards (4.8 YPR) and three kicks for 46 yards (15.3 YPR).
Addison absolutely dominated in the 2013 Oregon Spring Game, catching eight passes for 136 yards (17.0 YPC) and a touchdown. He far and away led all receivers in yardage with Blake Stanton coming second with 73 yards. Going forward, that spring game may be the moment he started a breakout career.
Going into the 2013 season, Addison will be competing with Daryle Hawkins and freshmen Devon Allen and Chance Allen (not related) for the starting slot receiver position.