Memphis athlete visits Arkansas State

One Memphis area athlete took in Arkansas State University's Football practice Saturday and came away impressed with the Red Wolves Football program. Memphis Harding Academy athlete Matt Brown took in Saturday's practice in Jonesboro with his parents and got a chance to watch Hugh Freeze direct his ASU Football team.

Fall football camps are great opportunities for high school prospects to get a chance to see how a college coaching staff coaches first hand.

One Memphis area athlete took in Arkansas State University's Football practice Saturday and came away impressed with the Red Wolves Football program.

Memphis Harding Academy athlete Matt Brown took in Saturday's practice in Jonesboro with his parents and got a chance to watch Hugh Freeze direct his ASU Football team.

"Coach Freeze is great," Brown said. "We have known him for a long time. He is one of the best motivational speakers we have ever been around."

Brown, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound athlete, is being recruited to play the tight end position or the H Back in Freeze's offense.

This wasn't Brown's first trip to Jonesboro, he camped there earlier this summer.

"I like it a lot there," Brown said. "We got a chance to see the entire camp today it was great."

Brown is also impressed with Freeze's up tempo offense.

"We play a no huddle offense at Harding," Brown said. "I love the way ASU practices, I love the high tempo of their offense."

While Brown currently doesn't have an offer from Arkansas State, he hopes that changes in the future.

"He told me that he wanted to watch some senior tape of me," Brown said. "He wants me to continue to work hard and play hard."

Coach Maurice Harris, Brown's recruiting coach appears to have made an impression on the Memphis area athlete.

"Coach Harris is great," Brown said. "He is very easy to talk to, I like him a lot."

Brown's parents attended Ole Miss, the place that they met Coach Freeze.

"My parents liked it a lot," Brown said. "They really like Coach Freeze a lot. He is a great Christian man, that's important to us."