Checking in with Lake Stevens High School football player Brandon Preslar + video highlights

  • Mike Cane, Herald Writer
  • Monday, August 23, 2010 9:41am
  • Sports

Earlier this week when I went to Lake Stevens High School and interviewed Duke Dolphin, I also spoke to Vikings senior Brandon Preslar, a tall (6-foot-3) wide receiver/defensive back who earned All-Wesco North first team recognition last year.

Lake Stevens football coach Tom Tri expects great things this season from Preslar, who was named one of the “Other seniors to watch” on Ron Siegel’s 2010 Preseason Senior All-State Football Team. Preslar is pumped up for the season, which he thinks will be a special one for Lake Stevens.

It turns out Preslar is a close friend of Mariner High School junior RB/DB KeiVarae Russell, also one of the area’s best players.

Here are some excerpts from my conversation with Preslar.

What was it like attending the Nike Football Combine in Oregon in June?

“It was good to see all the different competition and where you match up. At first I was intimidated because I heard all the big names. (High-profile recruit Kasen Williams of Skyline) was there. I went against him and we were talking, buddying around. It was good to meet all the new people.” [Preslar roomed with Dolphin and Mariner’s Russell during the eventful weekend near Portland.]

What do you think of Lake Stevens quarterbacks Jake Nelson (a junior) and Bryson Daggett (a senior)?

“Jake, I think he does better in game situations. But they have the same strong arm and accuracy and they can throw just as far. Jake’s more like the quicker scrambler and Bryson’s more physical.”

How did you improve since last season?

“Speed and hands and strength.” [Preslar was timed at 4.8 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Nike Combine in early June but said he recently ran a 4.5 40 in Lake Stevens.]

What are your goals for the season, individually and as a team?

“Individually, first team All-Wesco again and I want to get (Herald) All-Area, and then team-wise I just want to get to the T-Dome (in the Class 4A state playoffs). I think this is our year to shine.”

What makes you believe your team is capable of going that far?

“We worked hard every day in the weight room. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday was weight room, and Tuesday and Thursday we were out here (on the field) early in the morning. I think we’re the hardest-working team in all of Wesco.”

Here are two highlight compilations of Preslar: one showcasing his performance as a receiver, the other displaying some of his top plays as a defender.

Brandon Preslar’s Recruiting Video — Wide Receiver — Class of 2011

Brandon Preslar’s Recruiting Video – Wide Receiver – Class of 2011 from Game Time Video Productions on Vimeo.

Brandon Preslar’s Recruiting Video — Safety — Class of 2011

Brandon Preslar’s Recruiting Video – Safety – Class of 2011 from Game Time Video Productions on Vimeo.

Talk to us

More in Sports

Arlington’s defense stuffs Ferndale running back Talan Bungard on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Arlington steamrolls Ferndale in 3A Wesco North showdown

The Eagles light up offense in the first half, finish business to earn a 46-14 win.

Lake Stevens High School head football coach Tom Tri hoists his team’s championship trophy during a community parade and celebration Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Herald’s 2022-23 Man of the Year in Sports: Tom Tri

The Lake Stevens coach guided the Vikings to Snohomish County’s first large classification football state title in more than 30 years.

West Linn’s Ryan Vandenbrink (23) runs with the ball during a football game between Lake Stevens and West Linn at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. West Linn won, 49-30. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Turnovers cost Lake Stevens in loss to Oregon power West Linn

The Vikings’ run of 35 straight home wins in the regular season ends in an interstate showdown of big-school state champions.

Marysville Pilchuck’s Christian Van Natta lifts the ball in the air to celebrate a turnover during the game against Marysville Getchell on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Prep football roundup for Friday, Sept. 22

Prep football roundup for Friday, Sept. 22: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report… Continue reading

Lynnwood teammates mob senior Abbie Orr (4) after her impressive dig led to a point against Jackson during a volleyball match Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, at Lynnwood High School in Bothell, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lynnwood volleyball team continues rise to prominence

After ending a 20-year state drought last season, the Royals are surging again and have vaulted to No. 3 in Class 3A in the new WSVCA poll.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) scrambles up field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Seahawks set to host Panthers, honor past while focused on present

Seattle will honor the 10-year anniversary of its only Super Bowl championship during Sunday’s game.

Jackson High’s Ben Lee lunges to get to the ball against Kamiak on Thursday, Sep. 22, 2022, at the Kamiak Tennis Courts in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Prep boys tennis season preview: Players and teams to watch

A look at the area’s top athletes and teams on the tennis court this fall.

Fall prep sports roundup.
Prep roundup for Saturday, Sept. 23

Also, Friday’s non-football prep results.

Austin Roest prepares to take a wrist shot during the first day of Silvertips training camp on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Dad is an NHL bigwig, but Silvertips’ Roest carving his own path

The 19-year-old forward and son of Stanley Cup-winning executive Stacy Roest leads the Silvertips into the 2023-24 season.

Most Read