First Offer For Standout Back

Scout.com's Bob Lichtenfels caught up with Benedictine High School Running Back Jahmal Brown to get the latest on his recruitment. It turns out he has his first offer, but is it from the Illini? Find out in this update from IlliniBoard.com.

Last year, Benedictine High in Cleveland, Ohio, defeated St. Mary's Memorial to win the D-2 state championship. Jahmal Brown played an vital role in that victory as he took home the MVP honors, but it was his spectacular season that helped get them there.

The 5-10, 190 pound, running back carried 241 times for 1,849 yards and 21 touchdowns. On defense he tallied 105 tackles and five interceptions. He earned All-Northeastern Ohio, All-Division, and honorable mention All-State honors.

This year Benedictine is (3-3) on the season. Brown has carried 117 times for more than 800 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is easily one of the most talented running backs in the Midwest, but he only recently picked up his first offer.

"Toledo has offered me so far," Brown said. "I've been hearing from Akron, Toledo, West Virginia, Ohio, and Illinois. West Virginia wants to see tape of my first few games, and they said they'd go from there."

Brown has made it to a game at Akron, but admits his schedule hasn't really permitted him to travel much.

"I have so many conflicts with games and stuff," he said.


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