Braylon Gurnell, defensive lineman for the North Shore Mustangs, is shown with his principal, Ken Wallace (left), and Coach David Aymond as he signs a binding letter-of-intent with the Air Force Academy on National Signing Day, Feb. 7.
Braylon was named to the District 22-5A All-District second team for the second consecutive season and was a finalist for the Touchdown Club of Houston’s Academic Player of the Year award. He was instrumental in the Mustangs 11-1 record this season and is part of a group of seniors that did not lose a regular season game throughout their high school career.
Braylon, the son of Morris and Kathy Scott-Gurnell, is ranked 8th in his class of 852 graduating seniors. He has a 4.627 GPA, based on a weighted 4.5 scale and he is currently enrolled in five advanced placement classes. He has been honored as a National Achievement Scholar, and was honored by having lunch with Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools, as a junior for his performance on the PSAT. Braylon is one of the 16 high school students in the district to be part of the Student Advisory Board, a group that meets four times per year directly with the Superintendent.
By signing his letter, Braylon becomes the 122nd player to earn a college scholarship in David Aymond’s 12 seasons as head coach at North Shore.