Brown has 4 offers, should add more soon

Calvary Baptist raced to its first-ever LHSAA state championship in December when 2015 three-star CB/RS Shun Brown and company proved that the Cavaliers' roster simply boasted too much athleticism in comparison to all other Division III schools across Louisiana. Read on as Brown, the son of a college coach (dad's at Grambling St.), reveals what's happening with his recruitment...

Grambling State, Alabama State, Texas Southern and Arkansas Pine-Bluff are the first four offers for speedy junior Shun Brown, whose stock should rise after he clocked a 4.44 in the 40, a 4.18 shuttle and a vertical of 37.5 inches at the U.S. Army All-American junior combine.

"It felt good competing against (fellow highly-touted peers) and doing pretty good," Brown said in a bit of an understatement.

He has four BCS schools on the radar that were undoubtedly impressed by his stellar testing numbers in San Antonio.

"I feel like Oklahoma State will probably be the first big school to offer," he informed. "I'm being recruited by Coach Eric Henderson and the Oklahoma State DBs coach (either Van Malone, assigned to corners, or Tim Duffie, in charge of safeties).

"Oklahoma State tells me they like me a lot. They want me to come visit campus soon and said for me to keep working."

Coach Henderson was in contact with Catholic-New Iberia 2015 QB Jason Pellerin two days ago. Calvary traveled to south Louisiana in the semifinals and knocked out Pellerin and the Panthers in a 34-33 brawl that saw the Cavs take a 15-6 lead in the first half and a 21-12 halftime lead before Pellerin rallied the troops with some second-half trickery that surprised the Calvary defense on more than one occasion.

Brown caught six passes in the semis for 75 yards and a touchdown from 2016 QB Shea Patterson, an Arizona commit (reported TCU offer Friday), and the Calvary defense intercepted Pellerin twice - after the Catholic junior didn't throw a pick throughout the entire regular season.

Brown amassed incredible junior season statistics, averaging 21.94 yards per catch (47-1,031, 14 touchdowns). He contributed approximately 700 more yards via the return game in the regular season alone - excluding three playoff games.

In an early loss to St. Thomas More, Brown brought a kickoff back for 96 yards and also had a 47-yard punt return. He totaled 133 return yards in a 62-6 whipping of North Caddo and broke free for 45 yards on a kick return against Lakeside, which endured a 57-6 drubbing at the hands of the Cavaliers.

The junior scored 17 touchdowns in the regular season and playoffs combined, with three apiece coming in romps over LaGrange and Homer.

Brown stepped up on defense with a season-high seven solo stops versus Catholic's double-wing option offense, an attack that put Pellerin, an excellent athlete with nice size, in position to make a big play on any down.

Calvary easily disposed of Archbishop Hannan in the state finals, 62-7.

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