So I came back from a run this afternoon and looked at my phone. There was a text from a top HS coach which said, "Grant Fischer is not the best kid in Michigan."
I wrote back facetiously, "Yeah you're right. He probably couldn't beat Ritz right now. Maybe in another 6 months. Who are you really talking about?"
"This Brazier kid. Black guy. 1:48.61 as a junior. 15:25 this fall. Never runs the mile. Tried to go after Fisher this weekend but not fit enough - 4:09.3. Watch the race. Talent level doesn't compare."
The race can be watched here:
Before you say this is totally ridiculous. This coach does have an eye. I was at IC4as back in 2012 and he was there. He was watching the 1k and saw a kid from Monmouth, "Look at that guy. He's going to good," he said.
At the time, the guy from Monmouth had run just 4:08, now he's a 3:38 guy - Ford Palmer.
Brazier certainly is a stud. Not many guys run 1:48 as a junior. He's headed to Texas A&M next year.