MaBank Quarterback Kolton Browning has ended the suspense early and committed to the ULM Warhawks. The 67th ranked quarterback in the nation took an unofficial visit to the campus of ULM and committed soon after.
"This is where I want to be", said Browning. I like everything about the school. The campus was top notch, the dorms were brand new, and the coaching staff here is awesome. I like the fact that it has a small town feel and the campus is laid out where you can walk to all of your classes".
Browning makes the third commitment for ULM and the first on the offensive side of the ball. As a junior Kolton put up numbers a fantasy team owner would drool over. 3,004 yards and 26 touchdowns to go along with 939 rushing yards and 15 more scores .
I'm very excited and so are my parents. I initially told Coach Weatherbie I would need a couple of days to think about it but after I toured the campus and met all of the people I told my mom and dad this is the school for me. I went back to Coach Weatherbie and told him I wanted to commit".
"I got to meet with one of the Business professors and decided that is the major I will study when I come to ULM", said Kolton.
Kolton had a really good visit", said Karl Browning. He felt real comfortable with Coach Weatherbie, his son Jonas and Coach Steve Farmer. Kolton was real close to the coaching staff at MaBank and wanted to have that same feeling at the college level".
"The coaching staff feels like Kolton can come in as a true freshman and compete for the starting quarterback position". Karl went on to say "Kolton is a three sport star. He has been to the World Series as a baseball player and he is an ALL-State basketball player. His sophomore year he is going to play for the ULM baseball team and pitch".
As a junior, Kolton was 6-1 with a 0.89 ERA and 101 strikeouts. His fastball has been clocked at 88 MPH. In 2007 he was named the sophomore baseball athlete of the year and named 1st team All-District as well as defensive player of the year.
The awards keep on coming. Kolton picked up 13-3A MVP honors on the football field, named to the DFW 1st team as a quarterback, and was 3A Honorable mention All-State.