Recruit Profile: Rhen Brown

Southeastern football powerhouse, Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina lost a two-way starter over the off-season when WR/CB Rhen Brown headed west to Alpine, Utah. The move will make it easier for BYU coaches to keep an eye on this speedy prospect.

Rhen Brown already has connections to BYU's program in the form of his much bigger brother Terence Brown, who is looking to earn his spot along the Cougar offensive line. Like his brother Terence, Rhen looks to be a recruit worth a second look.

"I'm hoping for a division one scholarship at this point," said Brown. "Sure it would be great to get an offer from BYU to play on the same team as my brother, but any offer would be great. I just want to play division one football."

Brown is 5'11" and 170 pounds and has very good speed, being recently timed running a 4.49 forty at BYU's one day camp last Friday. "I've been timed running the forty at 4.39," he said. "I feel that I can run at least a 4.4 if not faster on most days."

There are still two weeks of BYU's summer football camp to go and Brown plans on returning to the camp attending the second week of camp to improve upon his skills while working out in front of the Cougar coaches. "I'll be there for the entire week," said Brown. "I don't have any certain plans beyond that. We just moved here so it's hard to make plans to attend different camps."

Brown recently left his nationally ranked high school team in South Carolina to play his final year of high school football at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah. "It's sort of tough because I'm leaving one of the best teams in the nation as well as a team where I know the players, but Lone Peak has a good football program as well, so I'm excited to play here," said Brown.

Although he is a prospect at defensive back and wide receiver positions, Brown played most of his junior season at quarterback for his varsity squad. "I was all ready to start at cornerback and at wide receiver, but then our starting quarterback got hurt, so I played quarterback for the first 9 games before being switched back late in the season," Brown explained.

Brown is excited to have an entire year to show what he can do at the cornerback position. "I think most schools are waiting to see what I can do playing an entire season at corner," he said. "I've received some interest. BYU came out to South Carolina to see me and I've been receiving regular letters from South Carolina, Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and some others."

Right now, Brown is just concentrating on improving his skills so he can make a big impact with his new high school squad. "I just want to help my new team and improve upon my own skills." said Brown. "Playing college football has always been a dream of mine and hopefully that will happen. It would be really great to play with my brother Terence and hopefully it works out that way."

Side Note:

-Rhen's older brother, 300-plus-pound Terrance Brown recently recorded a 4.98 forty while being timed with his teammates last Friday.


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