K-State Suprises JUCO DB With An Offer

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State is in the running for Kweishi Brown, a 6-foot, 190-pound defensive back out of Grossmont Community College in El Cajon, Calif. They have some ground to make up on Arkansas, who has been recruiting Brown very intently for months, but he says he's "very interested" in learning more about what the Wildcats have to offer.

"The [K-State] offer was a surprise because it came after the spring recruiting process," Brown shared with KStateFans.com. "My coach told me they wanted to offer me, but I hadn't heard anything from them. Then I spoke with Coach Siler who said they loved my film. They wanted to offer me at cornerback. They liked the way I played the ball, my coverage, my jumping ability, and my speed.

"It a great offer. Actually, I'd like to go check it out during the season. They told me if I went now none of the players would be there. I'd like to visit on my bye week, or after the season if I'm not able to make it then."

Brown wasn't heavily recruited out of Valhalla High School (also in El Cajon) and was about to give up on his footballs dreams, but family and friends encouraged him to give it another try.

"I took two years off before I enrolled at Grossmont," he explained. "The first year I didn't do anything, then the second year I was working four jobs. My dad kept telling me not to waste my talent. My ex-coaches would tell me the same thing. I came in spring semester and it's worked out perfectly.

"The offers haven't really hot me yet. I've received so many letters from coaches telling me how bad they want me to come visit their school. It's all just setting in. It will probably hit me on the plane to Fayetteville on July 17th."

In his freshman season, Brown had seven interceptions, 38 tackles, and two forced fumbles. He was also a return threat with a kickoff return of 100 yards before being pulled down at the 3. Brown went on to be named first team All-Conference. Brown doesn't back off saying Arkansas is his top school right now, but may hold off on committing until he has a chance to get a better vibe on the Wildcat program.

"I'd like to go somewhere I'll be able to compete for a starting job," said Brown. "If I can shine in a major conference like the SEC or the Big 12 then I'll definitely be on the right course to get to the next level. I want to play for a good staff at a school with a strong fanbase.

"Arkansas is my top school. LSU has always been my dream school, but they haven't offered me. I'm going to take my visits though and see what it's like. If I do like it I may end up committing, but a lot of people are telling me to be patient and make sure I'm making the right decision."

K-State is also pursing Grossmont's Nick Kurtz, who also attended Valhalla with Brown. The Griffins will host College of the Desert in their 2013 opener.

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