USAAAB: Jalen Brown

Oregon commitment Jalen Brown has been one of the most consistent offensive players on the West squad.

And that's something that Brown says is important to him.

"I feel like just having one big play isn't enough," Brown said. "Being versatile and consistent are huge things for a receiver."

That attitude has helped Brown emerge as one of the top receiving threats on the West team at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

"It's just great competition out here, having fun," Brown said. "It's not too hard of work, but you have great effort out here and a great battle with these players."

It's a battle that Brown has won more often than he's lost in San Antonio.

"I would probably say that I'm balanced," Brown said. "I'm not the fastest or the strongest, but I'm up there in everything and catching is the No. 1 priority for me. I don't like to drop balls."

Brown will take those talents to Eugene after committing to the Oregon Ducks.

"I just felt more comfortable there, and I felt like that was my place to be," Brown said. "I fit in."

Though he was in San Antonio, Brown said he wasn't able to take in Oregon's 30-7 win over Texas in person because the game sold out. Instead, he watched the game in the player's lounge with a combination of Oregon and Texas commitments.

It was hard for Brown not to watch the performance of receiver Josh Huff. The Oregon coaches have talked with Brown about playing the 'X' position.

"They've got about four guys to compete for two spots," Brown said. "Hopefully, I can win that spot."

Even if he doesn't, it could be difficult to keep Brown, an early enrollee, off the field. With his versatility, he could slide around and play different spots in the Oregon receiving corps.

"I position myself moving around a lot and playing multiple spots," Brown said.


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