RB Prospect Off To Good Start At New Position

This talented prospect showed his versatility in his team's opening game of the 2005 season.

Franklin, Ga.--Carlos Brown and his Heard County teammates got their season off to a strong start on Friday night with a 13-6 win over Callaway. However, the talented running back prospect was leading his team from a new position.

Brown, who was a standout tailback for the Braves last season, started at quarterback on Friday night and said he enjoyed the experience.

"That is a pretty good difference right there, not as many carries, but it is good," Brown said about playing QB. "You can feel the ball every time, and you have got to look at the defense a little bit better and you have got to know a lot more things."

The speedy athlete was able to rack up 157 yards on 12 carries including a 71-yard TD run from the QB spot, but explained that some great work from his offensive line was the key to his success.

Offensive guard Kyle Yates, who, along with the rest of the line, did a great job giving Brown open space, said that the 5-10, 205-pounder was able to bring a good spark to his team from his new spot. "The leadership is excellent," he said of Brown's work under center. "He does a great job and he is getting better at throwing, too."

Carlos Brown

Overall, Brown said he was happy to have a win under his belt, but added that there is always room for improvement. "It feels great, just great," he noted. "I feel like I could have done just a little bit better. I gave all I had, but I still feel like I have got some more in me. We have just got to keep conditioning and keep working hard, but we are going to get there, I am going to get there."

On the recruiting front, Brown said he picked up a recent offer, but was not exactly sure of his total number of offers. "Actually, I got offered by Florida and I think they are the latest school to offer. I am up to about 23 or 24 offers, maybe 25."

With a large number of schools to choose from and his senior season getting into full swing, the talented back said that has been pushing recruiting to the back burner. "Basically, I have just tried to put it aside for a little bit because I am trying to focus on what we have got to get done for our senior year, but I am fixing to jump right back on it."

However, he noted that he has planned at least one trip for the fall. "Actually, I am going to the Miami and Florida State game," he said. "I am going to fly down when they play. Also, I am pretty sure I will check out all of the schools around here."

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