Kameron Brown, a 6-foot-0, 165-pound wide receiver from Colleyville (Texas) Heritage committed to UCLA on Monday over offers from Alabama, Baylor, Florida State, Georgia, Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State, SMU, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M.
"I had a checklist of things that I was looking for in a school," Brown said, "Like good weather, great coaching, the way they play, the way they practice, how fast they practice, how physical they practice, how the coaches really focus on little details, and UCLA was number one for all of those things."
"I wanted to make the decision before the football year, before the season started so I could truly focus on football and not on everything else, but I kind of had this in my mind for a while. I prayed about it and I just knew it was right."
Brown has had the opportunity to visit the UCLA campus multiple times already and that helped him with his decision making process. He is set to make a return trip.
"I have been out there three times and I am going back out there on Friday," Brown explained. "The facilities, a lot of the top schools are always going to have great stuff, so their facilities were great. It is a pretty big stadium, but outside of the stadium everything is pretty close, you could just walk. They are building the Wasserman Center and it should be done pretty soon. They are doing the weight room and the locker room over it."
"It's nice up there!"
The Scout four-star prospect likes the way that the UCLA coaching staff handles business.
"I have been talking to coach (Jim) Mora (UCLA Head Coach) and coach (Jimmie) Dougherty (UCLA Wide Receivers Coach) a lot," Brown said. "They focus on the details and everything that makes players great, a lot of guys focus on the big things, but it is the small things that separate people to make them great. You could run a 4.3 (40-yard dash), but not run good routes so you won't get open, and they focus on the really small things that make people great. That's what stood out."
Brown is the son of former Dallas Cowboys and TCU standout Larry Brown, who was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXX. His father has helped him learn the game.
"It has helped a lot," Brown answered when asked about his father coaching him up. "He has played against a lot of the best receivers to ever play, so if I run a route or something and I am not stemming right he can tell me what works or DBs are looking for and how they are trying to play the routes. So he helps me on how to get open and how to my releases and everything."
At this point Brown is set firmly with his future with the Bruins, but he says that there is too much time left in the process for him to completely shut things down.
"My heart for right now feels like UCLA is the place to be," Brown said, "but my recruitment is still open. Everybody knows things change and stuff happens, so my recruitment is still open."
As a sophomore, Brown led his team with 45 receptions for 748 yards and 12 touchdowns. He earned 8-5A Sophomore Offensive MVP honors for his efforts.