Brown Offers A Lot to Like at WR

A large number of colleges, including Auburn, would like to see what Brown can do for them.

Ocean Springs, Miss.--DeAndre Brown is considered one of the top football prospects in the country and the reason for that status was quite clear at Auburn's final football camp of the summer.

The 6-6 1/2, 222-pound wide receiver from Ocean Springs High stood out among a camp of around 400 prospects on the Auburn campus with his excellent hands, his speed, his competitiveness and energy level. Earlier this year, he was very impressive at the Scout.com Combine in New Orleans.

The wide receiver says his trip to the AU campus was a productive one. "I think Auburn is beautiful," he says. "I learned a lot just by coming to the camp. This was probably the camp I learned the most at, even though I was just there for one day."

Brown, who listed Florida and LSU as his favorites prior to the weekend trip to Auburn, says that Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers have a program he is seriously considering. "I had a good experience with the coaches and I will definitely be coming back there during the season," he says.

The wide receiver is checking out Ole Miss this week and then will head to see the Florida Gators and LSU Tigers before beginning the stretch run on preparations for his senior season.

"Our team workouts begin at 6:30 in the morning, but my individual workouts have been on the beach--running, pulling the sled, anything to improve my speed and agility," Brown says. "You know I'm a big guy so all that is just to improve myself so I can be more of a threat to my opponents and more of a help for my team."

The wide receiver notes he has been working to get into prime shape for his final high school season.

Brown says his other focus as a senior will be to take care of his academics so he will be eligible to play college football as a freshman in 2008. "I made up a lot of ground in the classroom last year," he notes. "This year is going to be big for me--no partying, just coming home after practice and doing my homework."

The wide receiver says he is excited about his Ocean Springs High School team's potential. "Towards the end of the season we have a few tough games, but I think overall we're going to be alright. I think if we play to our ability you'll see us in the state championship game and later with a ring on our hand.

"Last year we went out in the first round of playoffs. We kind of gave up on ourselves so this year we're using that as motivation to push us farther along," Brown adds. "We're just going to see what happens."



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