Return to Florida for Brown

Last week, Brookfield (CT) quarterback Boeing Brown traveled to Florida, his home state, to check out some college campuses. As a native of Florida, Brown grew up a fan of the Gators and the Knights. For this reason, getting a chance to explore the campuses and learning more about the football programs of both schools was an exciting experience for the talented quarterback.

"For Florida, I love the school and the facilities. I would really like to play there. The coaches want me to come to camp to throw in person for them and we will see where that goes. I also saw UCF and had a great visit there, but loved the Gators. I think it could be perfect for me. I am making my camp plans and intend to go there," Boeing Brown said.

While Brown was on UF's campus, he was able to learn more about the offensive scheme.

"I think it will be a good mix. It's something the SEC needs to be tested against and try some risks and hard-hitting football. The passing game is opportunistic and has an opportunity to really grow off of solid run-read plays. Florida is traditionally a high performance offense with a high-powered defense and I am excited to see the future and learn more. No matter what, as a Florida native, I will always like the Gators," Brown said.

Although it was a highlight, the 6-foot-3, 210-foot quarterback admitted that learning about the offense was not the best part of his visit to Florida.

"I think for UF it was seeing the famous stadium, facilities, football facilities, and campus as a whole. That was a huge highlight. The program is elite and so well known," he said.

Interestingly enough, Brown has a strong connection to the University of Central Florida.

"My father played at UCF in the 1980's as a WR/TE. So my ties to the state of Florida run deep," he said.

In Orlando, Brown got a chance to watch UCF's spring game.

"I really enjoyed the spring game at UCF. Seeing the full new stadium, buildings, and getting time with the coaches, especially [UCF offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Charlie Taaffe], was great. Touring the campus and the facilities was also a highlight," Brown said.

In Brown's mind, both visits lived up to his expectations.

"I have grown up liking the Gators and the Knights. Seeing it all in person, imagining myself getting to play there and being a part of it all is the best feeling. I look forward to recruiting and learning even more about the academic and student life opportunities and then doing the camps or evaluations when coaches come to visit me soon," he said.

As time goes on, Brown hopes to impress the coaches of both schools when they see him throw in person. If all goes well, Brown will get a chance to return to the Sunshine State to play college football.

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