Brown Staying Solid - Focused on Senior Year

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Having already camped at Kansas State this summer, The 5-foot-9, 185-pound running back who plays at prestigious Christian Brothers College High School remains high on the Wildcats.

Antonio Brown came down to Manhattan, Kansas at the end of July to impress the Wildcat coaches at their late summer camp. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound running back plays at prestigious Christian Brothers College High School in the St. Louis area Metro Catholic Conference.

"It went well," said Antonio Brown on the camp. "They told me that they'll continue to evaluate me and to send film three games into the season. Right now I don't have any offers, but I felt like I did well at the camps, and I just need to keep working hard."

Brown also went to summer camps at Indiana, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Tulsa, and Tennessee-Martin.

"I liked what I saw at Indiana and Illinois," said Brown. "The feel I got from the coaches the overall campus experience, plus I like the Big Ten. The main thing for me though is when I'm going to see playing time. I don't want to go somewhere and wait until my junior year to get a chance to play. If I have to sit on the bench the first year, then that's fine, as long as I get a chance to play as a sophomore. I'll travel if I have to, but I'd love to stay close to home so my mom can come see me play."

In his first season as a starter in 2010, Brown rushed for 1,200 yards and had 21 touchdowns to earn All-MCC honors and help the Cadets to a 10-2 record.

"My goal for my senior season is to gain 1,800 yards and at least the same amount of touchdowns," Brown stated. "I've put on close to 15 pounds since last year. I've been working on my cutting and my vision. I've been working on one step cuts and doing a lot of footwork drills.

"We use various formations, but mainly single back. Sometimes they'll put me out in the slot. I'm very good with my hands. I think they're going to try to get me more catches this season."

The Cadets begin the year facing Fort Zumwalt West in O'Fallon, Mo. Brown, in his second year as a starter, will wear No. 23. He also plays baseball at his high school and plans on running track in the spring. He reports a best 40-yard dash time of 4.5

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