Chapmanville quarterback Brody Dalton receives our "NEXT UP" honors this week, he is a three sport letterman at Chapmanville Middle School. Dalton doesn't only come from a long line of gifted athletes but there is also an extensive history of remarkable students in his bloodline. This is one of them young men that can graduate valedictorian of his class and his smarts definitely carry over to the gridiron, Chapmanville Head Coach Lee Jones said Dalton is the smartest athlete he has ever had the pleasure of coaching.
We first got our glimpse of Brody Dolton a few weeks back, in a game were he faced what might possibly be the most dominating defense to come through Logan County in the past 20 years. Logan mounted four shutouts this season and gave up less than 100 points throughout the entire year. This kid was under pressure the whole game but still made explosive plays and gave his fan base a show, he left us walking away feeling very impressed.
Brody Dalton has a natural feel for the quarterback position, he has really good instinct and shows great awareness inside the pocket. Dalton is a natural born leader, he holds himself accountable for his mistakes and attacks the game with an offensive lineman's mindset. Brody Dalton does whatever his team needs him to do to get the win, he scored touchdowns from three different positions (QB/RB/WR) but make no mistake about it, this kid is a quarterback. Dalton is a rare find at quarterback, he is the last to take the credit and the first to take the blame, Coach Jones is said-
"Brody Dalton is a very coachable kid, his parents allow him to be coached at the results show on the field. Brody embraces being a leader, he knows how to motivate his teammates before they head into battle."
The thing that really impressed us the most about Dalton was his movement inside the pocket, when the pocket collapses he has the mobility to torch a defense for a 30-40 yard run. This isn't your average eighth grade quarterback either, he has the frame of a high school QB, a cannon for an arm and has shown extreme accuracy in the passing game. Dalton's athleticism is on full display when he is on the defensive side of the football, he makes show stopping interceptions that led him to leading the team in picks. Brody Dalton is the future of Chapmanville athletics, he embodies all the attributes we expect in a kid that wins this award, he is the true definition of "NEXT UP", remember the name folks.