Hometown Hero Dominique Brown

For Dominique Brown the time was right to make his verbal pledge. Bearcat Insider talked with the local quarterback as to why he'll stay home to play his college ball and try and become a "Hometown Hero" as a member of the Bearcats.

Dominique Brown was looking for a chance to be a college quarterback. After having several college programs show interest in coaching him at other positions the Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods signal caller went with his heart and first scholarship offer the Cincinnati Bearcats.

"A lot of recruiting coordinators told me they wanted me but it was as an athlete and not a quarterback. I want to be a quarterback in college and that made my decision Cincinnati."

The talented Brown knows he's got work to do but is looking forward to showing he's capable of getting the job done.

"Coach Kelly told me he wanted a quarterback that was very mobile. I'm very strong in my legs and I feel that is where I come in at. I'm not the strongest passer but I'll be working on that this summer and I will become a complete quarterback."

Brown In Action

As for having people in his ear Brown didn't have to look too far.

"Maalik Bomar and Chris Williams have been in my ear a lot. I've not had a chance to tell them I've committed but I've had a chance to talk with a couple of future teammates in Alex Smith and Arryn Chenault. The three of us played together when we were younger and it will be like old times when we're all teammates again."

Brown gave his commitment to members of the Bearcats staff today and found them very excited.

"I went down with my parents today and told the coaches about my decision. Coach Kelly wasn't there as he's out of town but the other coaches were jumping around and giving high-fives to everyone."

One thing the Bearcats staff has done a solid job in is selling local players about being a "Hometown Hero" and Brown fully understands what the staff is talking about.

"In talking with Coach Coombs he talked about players in the past leaving Cincinnati never to really be heard from again. Staying home is something I'm happy to do as my parents will be able to see me play. Cincinnati played in the Orange Bowl this past season and I hope when I'm there or before I get there we'll have a chance to win a National Championship."

With is decision Brown knows a giant weight is off his shoulders.

"This did take a lot off my shoulders and now I can concentrate on helping my high school team win a state championship."

For Dominique Brown the hard work will begin as school comes to a close and his senior season fast approaches. Bearcat Insider will stay in contact with Dominique the next couple of months and also look to get a chance to catch him and his Winton Woods teammates in action at some point this fall.

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