Brown Invited to Iowa Elite Camp

2012 Blue Springs, MO QB Kyle Brown may have been overshadowed by a potent running attack last season, but the athletic signal caller is starting to gain attention of college scouts. He'll be camping at several schools this summer, including Iowa, in hopes of showing off his skills.

It only takes a few seconds of viewing Kyle Brown's highlight tape to see he's cut from a different mold. The Class of 2012 quarterback isn't throwing a bomb or tucking it under for a big scramble. He's leading the blocking on a running play for the tailback.

"I love football," the 6-foot-4, 200-pounder said. "I like to hit people. I like to run the ball. I like to throw the ball."

Oh yeah, Brown also has wrestled for Blue Springs (MO) High. He missed last season because of a shoulder injury, but competed at 215 pounds as a 180-pound sophomore and was ranked 5th in the state. He earned all-American status at the Fila Cadet Greco competition.

It will be football for Brown in college.

"(His recruitment is) going pretty good," Brown said. "I've gotten to know quite a few coaches through email and quite a few have been through my school."

Kansas visited Blue Springs on Monday, Brown said. Kansas State, Missouri, Minnesota, Tulsa, South Dakota State, Illinois State and Northern Illinois have been through the school recently. He attended Tulsa's junior day but still awaits his first scholarship offer.

"I think Tulsa is really interested but I couldn't say whether they're going to offer soon or not," Brown said. "My dad talked to (Iowa Offensive Coordinator) Coach (Ken) O'Keefe and the news sounded really good. They like me and invited me to their elite camp with only 50 guys."

The Hawkeyes will get a look at Brown during that event on June 11.

"My mom grew up in Iowa (near Des Moines) and half of my family is still there," Brown said. "I hear from them that Saturdays in the fall are about Iowa football in that state. It gets me excited."

In addition to Iowa, Brown plans to camp at Tulsa, Missouri and Kansas. He also is invited to one at Wyoming.

Brown posted modest passing statistics last season with all-state running back Darrian Miller in his backfield. Miller officially visited Iowa, but the Hawkeyes eventually lifted his scholarship offer. He ended up at Kansas.

"I think we'll pass the ball more this year," Brown said.

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