When Aamir Brown first heard he had received a scholarship offer from BYU Cougars, it wasn’t the Cougar coaches or a high school coach that told him. Rather, it was his close friends and fellow teammates that relayed the word.
“Yeah, I was really excited and at first I wasn’t sure what was going on,” said Brown. “I was in class and when they told me that I was offered I was excited. At first I thought it was a joke. My friends were telling me, but I was like, ‘I don’t believe y’all. Unless I hear it from a coach, I don’t believe y’all.’”
Those friends that we doing their best to convince Brown that he indeed had an offer from BYU - and that they weren’t trying to trick him - were fellow teammates Justin Johnson, Mike Crawford, and Omar Speights. The other three have been offered by the Cougars as well.
“Yeah, it was Mike, Justin, Omar and the boys,” said Brown. “They were telling me and I was like, ‘Nah, y’all lying…Go ahead.’ Then I got a call from my coach, Coach Albie told me. I was kind of excited. I was shocked!”
The offer from BYU is Brown’s fifth offer on the table so far.
“This is my fifth offer,” said Brown. “I got an offer from St. Francis, Wagner, Central Connecticut, and Rhode Island. BYU is my first real big offer. That’s what Coach Albie told me too, so I’ve been smiling a lot lately.”
A wide receiver who also doubles as a defensive back, with self-reported 4.50 forty speed, Brown feels he can pretty much do it all as a receiver.
“I’m quick with my moves, and I run good routes,” said Brown. “I’m 5-9, 175-pounds and I’m a slot receiver. I’ve got good hands and can pretty much do anything I’m asked to do.”
During practice, Brown often squares up against one of his teammates from whom he first learned about his BYU scholarship, Mike Crawford.
“It’s really competitive going up against him, but he’s my guy you know what I’m saying?” said Brown. “It gets really competitive though. Sometimes I’ll win some and sometimes he’ll win some, but we don’t stop no matter what. We just keep going to make each other better.”
The two are very competitive one with another and after give a little extra incentive to do better with some good natured trash-talking.
“I talk-trash all the time to him,” Brown said laughing. “He gives it back though, but that’s when he plays good defense. When I get him, I talk. When he gets me, he talks. If I don’t talk trash it’s not going to be as competitive. You gotta talk trash to those DB’s.”
This Saturday Brown will be attending the BYU vs. West Virginia game held at the FedEx Field in Landover, MD, home of the NFL’s Washington Redskins.
“Yeah, I’m going to the BYU game this weekend,” said Brown. “I’ll be heading out there with all the boys BYU offered from Imhotep. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I can’t wait. I’m going to go out there and watch them get their game on. I also want to take a trip out to BYU and want to set that up soon.”null