Speedy Brown won't rush into a decision

Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey corner Daquawn Brown holds three Pac-12 offers and is hearing from several other schools, including childhood favorite Oregon.

LAS VEGAS – There may not be a more apt nickname than that given to Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey cornerback Daquawn Brown when he was six years old.

"Cheetah," Brown said. "I was the fastest kid on my Pop Warner team and the name just stuck with me."

Brown more than showed off his speed during the New Level Athletics Elite 7-on-7 at UNLV on Saturday afternoon as part of the B2G Five Stars team, but will not be rushing into a decision on where he will go to college anytime soon.

"I'm going to wait it all the way through. As late as I can," Brown said. "I'm going to go as long as I can so I can enjoy it. I still have a whole other season."

Already holding offers from Arizona State, California, San Jose State and Washington State, Brown is also receiving interest from local schools USC and UCLA along with Colorado.

Brown will be making unofficial visits to Berkeley and Tempe in two weeks during spring break along with his high school teammate, safety Jayme Otomewo. He also plans to camp at USC, UCLA and Washington State this summer.

The Cougars and Bears were the first two schools to offer Brown and have maintained constant contact with the 6-foot, 170-pound defensive back.

Asked what stood out about those two Pac-12 programs, Brown cited "the interest they had in me.

"They like my style of play and they made me feel at home. We stay in contact at least three times a week," he said.

Cal running backs coach Ron Gould is Brown's main contact with the Bears and he appreciates Gould's low-pressure approach.

"He's a genuine guy," Brown said. "It seems like he is not trying to sell me anything."

Brown is looking to learn more about Cal during his upcoming trip, but identifies with their defensive approach.

"I like their defense though," he said. "I like some of their players. I understand some of their scheme. My style would fit into their scheme."

While Brown does not have a leader, there is one school that clearly excites him most, his childhood favorite Oregon.

"That's been my dream school since I was a little kid," Brown said. "I fell in love with their colors first. As a little kid, my colors of my team were green and gold. I would see my team as the Ducks."

Brown said appreciates their aggressive defensive scheme and willingness to let freshmen play immediately, adding that he has been in touch with Oregon secondary coach John Neal.


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