Brown Has Wheels

Tre' Brown is projected as a cornerback, but the junior proved in 2010 that he can produce on both sides of the football. Read further to find out more about the '12 prospect from Donaldsonville High School.

Donaldsonville reached the second round of the Class 2A playoffs last year, largely behind the offensive production of juniors Tre Brown and Devon Breaux.

Brown, whose natural position is cornerback, looked quite comfortable at running back, galloping for over 1,300 yards and double-digit touchdowns.

He saved a couple of his best performances for teams with notoriously salty defenses: Class A state champion White Castle and Class 2A semifinalist East Feliciana.

"White Castle was a big rivalry game and there was a lot of talk leading up to the game," said Brown, who ran the Bulldogs' defense ragged (18 carries, 253 yards, 14.06 yards per carry, one TD) that night. "They were talking about how they were going to beat us and I guess that motivated me."

Donaldsonville won that game in a 38-34 shootout. The Tigers, unfortunately, dropped a 25-22 decision to East Feliciana later in the season, but Brown enjoyed a successful outing (25 carries, 121 yards, two TDs) vs. an EFHS squad that went 12-1 on the year.

"That game was more like a statement about who was the big dog in Class 2A," said Brown. "We wanted to come out and play good. We came up a little short, though."

In the final game of the regular season, Brown gashed Dunham's defense for 186 yards and two touchdowns, followed by a 20-carry, 169-yard, two-TD performance in the first round of the playoffs vs. Kinder.

"With Dunham, that was a matter of us working to get a good seed in the playoffs," Brown said. "In the Kinder game, we were trying to get out of the first round of the playoffs, because we had lost in the first round (to Riverside Academy) the year before.

"I couldn't do it without my offensive linemen and without (quarterback) Devon (Breaux)." Brown is currently competing in the indoor track circuit, where he's ranked among the top 10 in the state in the 55-meter dash (PR of 6.78).

The junior is receiving early interest from Memphis, Missouri, and Nicholls State, and he'd like to hear from LSU and Louisiana Tech.

"My cousin, Jordan Mills, plays for Tech and he says that it's a good school," said Brown.

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