Profiling Titus Brown

Tall defenders that can run are always intriguing to college coaches. Hillcrest's Titus Brown plays linebacker in high school, but he could project at defensive end.

An unselfish player whose present size places him at linebacker, Titus Brown (6-3, 205) has the frame to grow into a defensive end in college.

Bart Harper, Brown's high school coach describes him as "a real aggressive playmaker."

One thing is certain; Brown will get plenty of chances to be evaluated this year. The Hillcrest roster sports top D-1a prospects Markus Manson, Cody Davis and Travis Robinson, while along with Brown JeBron Manson, Kris Guyton, Kendrick Davis and Jake Wingo hope to prove themselves scholarship-quality. Last Saturday, both Tide Head Coach Mike Shula and Auburn's Tommy Tuberville were on hand to watch Hillcrest play.

Brown totaled 80 tackles and four sacks as a junior and so far has picked up where he left off this season. He camped this summer at both Auburn and Alabama, hoping to improve his skills while at the same time catching the eye of college recruiters.

He has been timed at 4.66 in the 40-yard dash and sports a 32-inch vertical jump.

Mainly a linebacker for now, Brown occasionally plays on offense as the second tight end.

Brown looks up as he gets ready to jump at the Bama mini-camp.

Brown bench presses 300 pounds, squats 450 and power cleans 300. He carries a 2.7 GPA and has taken the ACT once.

According to Brown, he's interested in several schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Memphis and UAB.

RECRUITING NOTE: At this point Brown does not have a scholarship offer from any of his favorites. Like many senior hopefuls, his final season will be key.

The Alabama coaches will be watching him closely to see if he has the skill to play defensive end.

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