Zachariah Branch

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PositionWR
Measurements5-10 / 176
High SchoolBishop Gorman
HometownLas Vegas, NV
Age18
As a Recruit
Consensus
98.66
Natl.4
WR1
NV1
Class2023
CommittedCommitted Team12/24/21
High SchoolBishop Gorman
HometownLas Vegas, NV
On3 DB / Zachariah Branch
H.S. Scouting Summary

One of the more dynamic receiver prospects in the nation, regardless of class. Built like a traditional slot wide receiver at 5-foot-9, 170 pounds. An elite track athlete with a 10.33 second 100 meter mark and a 24 foot long jump as a sophomore. Is able to harness that speed on the football field with his high-end change of direction. Creates big plays as a deep threat and after the catch. Very difficult for defenders to tackle in space. A fluid mover with route-running and true wide receiver skills in addition to the considerable athleticism. Shows good ball skills with the ability to track and make extended catches in traffic. Plays at powerhouse Bishop Gorman and was a standout performer in four games against national competition in addition to the state title game. Looks like one of the best sub 5-foot-11 wide receiver prospects in several cycles.

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2021 Draft: Rnd 1 Pick 6
The comparison between Zachariah Branch and Jaylen Waddle is uncanny and one that is shared among college coaches. Branch’s ability to change direction and quickly gear down, cut and burst in rapid succession remind us of Waddle. They're both dangerous deep threats who have the ability to come down acrobatic catches despite being around 5-foot-10, 175 pounds. Waddle posted strong track times, but Branch has the edge in that regard, running a 10.33 second 100-meter dash and posting a long jump over 24 feet as a sophomore.

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Scouting Journal

7/16/22

Zachariah Branch earns On3 MVP honors after dominant showing at Under Armour Future 50
Charles Power
Camp

Zachariah Branch was an easy choice for On3 MVP honors at Under Armour Future 50. The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder was the most electric offensive skill player on hand by a wide margin. Branch was constantly open in both 1-on-1’s and 7-on-7 play and served up the biggest individual moments of the event. We saw him win deep in 1-on-1’s on multiple occasions. The USC commit followed that up with what was likely the most impressive individual play of the afternoon session. Branch separated on a deep crossing route and brought in a one-handed catch without breaking stride en route to a long touchdown.

Branch kept defensive backs, including blue-chip corners, out of phase all day. His combination of verified elite long speed, cat-quick change of direction and plus ball skills result in a truly dynamic target who can win at all levels of the field. The Las Vegas Bishop Gorman standout entered Future 50 as On3’s top-ranked wide receiver in the 2023 cycle and more than looked the part.

2/28/22

Zachariah Branch rated as a 5-star prospect in overhauled On300
Charles Power
Ranking Evaluation

The 5-foot-9, 170-pounder was arguably the most electric player in high school football during his junior season at powerhouse Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas.Branch has shown a complete skill set at receiver. For starters, he is one of the best track athletes in the country. As a sophomore he set the Nevada state record with a wind-legal 10.33 second 100-meter time last spring. He also has personal bests of 21.01 seconds in the 200 meters and 24 feet in the long jump. That elite athleticism seamlessly transfers over to the field, where Branch is dynamic as a deep threat and in the open field. He’s not just a straight-line speedster – Branch’s change of direction and ability to create separation with his route-running is among the best in the cycle. He’s also shown plus ball skills. Branch finished his junior season at Bishop Gorman with 1,094 yards (22.7 yards per catch) and 14 touchdowns on 48 receptions. He went for over 100 yards in Bishop Gorman’s four games against national opponents. It’s a lofty comparison, but we see a lot of Jaylen Waddle in Branch’s game.