He wears many hats when it comes to Shawnee Mission North quarterback Mack Brown—a father, friend, and coach.
Sam Brown, who is also the athletic director at SMN, has had to be there both as a father and as the coach throughout his son's college recruitment this spring and summer.
"It's good to be able have been there up close and personal, seeing my son develop into the football player he has. I'm excited to get going for this year and see where he goes from there."
Mack, who actually played tight end as a sophomore, attended
"We like their winning tradition at K-State," Sam Brown said. "They have a first-class coaching staff and it would be a great opportunity for Mack to be able to play in the Big 12."
But while the Wildcats already have one quarterback commit in Zac Robinson, a dual-threat signal caller, Brown's father said his son is more of a pure passer.
"He has the height (6-foot-4) and could fit into their system nicely. It's a very winning system in a very successful program over the years. K-State doesn't pass a lot, but they have and they can. Recently we've seen them rely more on the running game, but with a running back like (Darren) Sproles, who wouldn't?
"Nonetheless, he thinks their system, even with the running game, would still be a good fit for him."
Last season Brown passed for 2,103 yards and 22 touchdowns, while throwing 10 interceptions.
Sam Brown, who played for the 1970 Missouri Tigers team that went to the Orange Bowl, is quite familiar with K-State coach Bill Snyder. Brown spent some time as a coach at William Jewell, where Snyder played college ball years before as well as camps the two have been associated with.
"He's all class," he said. "He's upfront and it is obvious the tradition he's brought to K-State in the type of program he runs and how he conducts himself on and off the field. I think he's the type of person and coach any parent would want their child to play for someday."
Though Brown is still waiting for an offer, he does have
visits scheduled to