Brown figuring it out

Jalen Brown may be in the class of 2014, but he is already highly recruited. Read on for his thoughts on the process, Arizona, and more.

Jalen Brown may be one of the top football prospects in the state, but on Saturday he was playing basketball in the Elite 8 in the Desert tournament. The Mountain Point wide receiver plays guard on the basketball court and had a good day playing.

The Phoenix Mountain Pointe athlete showed off his quickness on the court, which correlates to his speed on the field. He said that he believes his athleticism is his greatest attribute.

"I'm real quick off the line," Brown said. "I'm really strong and fast. I'm also great at running my routes.

"With basketball, I'm a big defensive guy and I'm super athletic."

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound sophomore hasn't decided what sport he would like to play in college, but has received most of his attention on the football side.

"Right now, I'm not sure which (sport) I want to play yet," he said. "I haven't received any offers for basketball, but I've got a few for football.

"I have offers from Vanderbilt, Boise State, Oregon State, Washington, Yale, Arizona, and ASU."

Brown is also receiving interest from numerous other schools, including USC and Michigan State. Brown says that both are the two schools recruiting him the hardest right now.

As far as schools go, the sophomore is looking ahead to a future after football. He is interested in a school that can offer him a good education.

"I'm not just looking on the sports side," Brown said. "I'm looking for my education, so that if I can't pursue a career as an athlete, I can take a different path. I'm hoping to get a degree in business."

Brown has only been on two unofficial visits, one to Arizona and one to Arizona State. He enjoyed his visit to the UA and wants to return and see more of the campus.

"I went down there for the football game against Oregon," Brown said. "It was a big atmosphere. It's more of a town college, so everyone around is supporting them."

Brown has been a priority recruit for the Arizona coaching staff, as he has talked to most of the coaches and started building a relationship with them.

"I've talked to just about all of the coaches at Arizona," Brown said. "I have a pretty nice connection with them down there. I like them."


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