October 7, 2009

Carman-Ainsworth DT updates season and recruitment

Tremondae Branch and Flint Carman- Ainsworth are putting together a solid season after struggling most of last season. Sitting at 3-3 and a top the Big Nine league standings, Carman-Ainsworth has an important match-up with 3-3 Davison this Friday that has playoff qualifying ramifications. Branch has been a key contributor on an improved defense that has allowed less than two touchdowns a game tin three games this season. Branch has chipped in with 2 sacks so far and is the 2nd leading tackler for Carman-Ainsworth.

"One of the biggest differences I have seen from last season to this season is that were older, we have a lot of senior leadership and we all have bought into the same common goal, winning the league and making a playoff run" said Branch

Branch has playing both ways this season at defensive tackle and offensive guard/tackle and has been hearing from a host of schools including CMU, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Wyoming and Missouri State. With scholarship offers from Alcorn State and Missouri State already on the table, Branch has some options and is waiting until after the season is done to see where he stands and make a final decision on his college future. Branch has been in contact with CMU running backs coach (Jeff) Beckles and Branch was recently on campus for the Alcorn State game with plans for another visit here in the near future.

"I enjoyed my time on campus and was very impressed with the football team, they are very good and I like the way their defensive line was playing and its something I would like to apart of" said Branch.

Tremondae has been working hard this season and now is up to 295 pounds and playing some of the best football of his life.

"Over the summer I went to a training program down in Georgia with some NFL guys and other college athletes. I really learned how to manage myself and become bigger the right way and I feel much better on the field" said Branch.

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