Bratland is one of the top prospects in South Dakota. He earned all-state honors and accounted for 2,297 yards for Watertown last season, including 1,565 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns. He averaged 36 yards per kick return and ran one back for a touchdown in the state championship game at the DakotaDome. Bratland competed in the finals of the 100-meter dash at the state track meet and also competes on Watertown’s basketball team. His father, Scott, is a graduate of the USD Law School.
Glenn's take: “Shay is a big, physical running back who likes to work downhill. Give him a crease and he can take it to the house. He averaged 36 yards on kickoff returns and we think he can help us in that regard as well.”