Hawaii has offered literally hundreds of recruits over recent months, but one scholarship offer that was made yesterday could have implications for this season.
College of San Mateo quarterback Dru Brown was offered a scholarship by Hawaii Wednesday - what makes the offer so intriguing is that Brown is immediately eligible to transfer from junior college to Division-I football with four years to play three. If Brown were to pick Hawaii and if UH wanted him immediately, he could join the team by fall and compete for the quarterback job.
Brown has been in communication with Hawaii since January, but the offer came months after signing day.
Dru Brown is a 6-foot, 200-pound athlete who played his high school days at Los Gatos High School in California. Brown spent the majority of his prep career behind San Diego State-bound QB Nick Bawden.
"Usually, guys that play as juniors can get schools to look at them with their junior film, but since I had to sit behind Nick, I wasn't really on anyone's radar because I really didn't have any film," Brown told Scout’s JCFootball.com. "I did have a walk-on offers from Washington State and Nevada, but I felt like I could earn a scholarship if I went JUCO and CSM was a great fit for me.”
The move has now worked out for Brown with his first offer from Hawaii. As a freshman at CSM this past fall, Brown threw for 1,900 yards on a 54 percent completion rate, 21 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He also proved his running ability, scoring six times on the ground with just under 200 yards.
"I'm definitely a dual-threat guy, but I'm a pass-first guy as well," Brown told Scout’s JCFootball.com. "I prefer to sit back, make my reads and get the ball out to my receivers, but if things break down, I'm that guy who can either take off and hurt defenses with my legs or I can move around and keep the play alive and give my receivers more time to get open."
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