• Ben Hall

5-Star Defensive End Chris Braswell Talks About Junior Season and Alabama Commitment

Updated: Oct 19, 2019

Following his visit to Alabama on November 24, Weak-side defensive end Chris Braswell committed to the University of Alabama.

“It means alot to be able to play at Bama coming from Baltimore because I can represent my home town,” Braswell said.

He is a 6’3, 225 pound WDE from the 2020 class. He attends St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland. He also holds offers from Maryland, LSU, Penn State, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and others.

Braswell will not be the only former St. Frances player playing at Alabama. He follows Shane Lee (2019), Darrian Dalcourt (2019), and Eyabi Anoma (2018). Former St. Frances wide receiver Traeshon Holden will join Braswell in the 2020 Alabama recruiting class. Holden announced he would be transferring from St. Frances to Narbonne in Los Angeles.

“Alabama hasn’t always been my dream school it was actually Oregon.” Braswell said when asked if Alabama had always been his dream school.

As a junior, Braswell had 12 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery touchdown. He was named to All-USA Second Team by USA TODAY. He was also named an Under Armour All American.

“St Frances program has helped me develop as both a man and a great player while I have been here.” Braswell said when asked about how St. Frances has helped him both on and off the field.

St. Frances defeated Lee County 43-14 at the GEICO's State Champions Bowl Series in Leesburg, Georgia to cap off a 10-0 season. In their final game, Braswell’s night was cut short due to injury but he was doing everything he could to stay on the field.

“The injury limited me a lot but I sucked it up and kept fighting. I would get knocked down and get right back up.” Braswell said when asked about how his injury impacted him throughout the game.

On 247 Sports, Braswell is a 5-star ranked 12th nationally, 1st in his position, and 2nd in the state of Maryland. And is listed as first-round NFL Draft potential.

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