Film Evaluation: Shannon Brown

After watching new film on Shannon Brown, Scout's Chad Simmons saw that his dedication off the field has really changed his game on the field in 2010.

Profile: Shannon Brown
Location: Adel, Ga.
High School: Cook County
Class: 2011
Position: Middle Linebacker
Number: 13
Size: 6-2/217

Recruiting: Brown remains solid to Alabama at this time. Georgia, Tennessee, and a few others still call, but Brown told Scout last week that he is 100 percent committed to UA.

Film Evaluation: What a difference a year makes. Last season at this time, Brown was approaching 260 pounds and he was dismissed from his team after game eight. Now, he is playing at 217 pounds, he has taken over the leadership role, and he has become one of the top inside linebackers in the country. It was never about raw talent or athleticism for Brown, but about endurance, attitude, and weight control. He still has as much talent as just about any linebacker in America and he now can play a full four quarters, he plays with a much better attitude, and he has worked hard to get his weight down to where he can fly around the field. On his new senior film, I saw him attacking the ball with a lot of speed and pop behind his pads and not only did he attack the ball north-south, but he was making plays off the edge and from sideline to sideline. He tackles through the opponent and he looks to tackle with a lot of force. He is moving so well this season, he is pursuing the ball better than ever, and he is even able to drop back into coverage. Brown is a hard hitter, he is a very aggressive linebacker, and he is a now a tackling machine for 48 minutes. Cook is 10-0 and headed for the playoffs in Georgia and they could be ready to challenge Buford, Carver, and others for the AA State Title. He has really changed his game on and off the field and Alabama is getting one of the best overall prospects in Georgia and one of the best inside backers in the country.

Here is the link to the new film posted on Scout by Miller Safrit: Click Here

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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