The six-foot-one, 191-pound running back from Cherokee High School visited Auburn this past weekend and says he enjoyed the experience. “It was great. I got to see more of the school and I got to talk with each individual coach. I got to see what the coaches are really like and I enjoyed the experience altogether.”
Getting a scholarship offer from the Tigers would be a “big step for me,” Brown says. “Auburn is a huge football program and they are probably going to win an SEC Championship again.”
A prospect who can also play safety, Brown says that Auburn is looking at him as a running back and the running backs coach, Tim Horton, is the AU staff assistant recruiting him.
Brown says one of the reasons he believes the Tigers haven’t offered yet is they want to check out his speed. “I ran a 4.49 (40-yard dash) laser-time at the BTO (a football combine),” he points out. “I am very happy about that.”
“Auburn is telling me they want me at running back and just to be patient and wait,” he adds.
The prospect has made visits to Duke and Georgia Tech for junior days and those two programs are on his favorites list along with Auburn, Clemson and Vanderbilt. He says of that group only Duke and Auburn have yet to offer a scholarship.
Brown plans to run sprints for his high school track and field team this spring. Off the field he is taking care of his academics. He is a strong student, who is a member of his school’s National Honor Society, and is interested in studying engineer in college.
A prospect who already has good size, the high school junior may get bigger by the time he is ready for college. “Every time I go to the doctor they tell me I am still growing,” he says.
Commenting on what he does best as a running back, Brown says, “It is probably my vision inside and having breakaway speed away from the second level of the defense.” He notes that he rushed for around 1,100 yards as a junior with more 400 yards as a receiver for his team that runs out of the pistol formation offensively.
The prospect plans to return to Auburn to check out the Tigers during their spring game on April 18th.