Owls Offer Bay City QB

Bay City QB Derek Brown recently received his second scholarship offer...

Derek Brown pulled in a scholarship offer from the Rice Owls last week, but the Bay City senior QB said it almost didn't happen that particular day.

"It was hard for me to get to their camp," recalled Brown (6-3, 215). "As of 6 A.M., I didn't have a ride. My brother, who was originally supposed to take me, was in summer school. It all worked out, though. I was able to drive to Houston.

"The night before the camp, Rice's recruiter told me they were possibly looking at me for safety. I believe I'm a true quarterback, but they wanted to take a look at me at both safety and receiver."

Brown's performance at the camp impressed the Owls' staff.

"My footwork was perfect and my throws were on the money," Brown said. "The quarterbacks coach went and talked with the head coach, and he (QBs coach) said I wasn't going to leave without an offer.

"In the meantime, I worked out with the receivers and that went excellent. Next thing I knew, the head coach offered me as a quarterback. I was blown away. I've been going to all of these camps and watching the other guy get the offer and shake the head coach's hand. This time, it was me, and I thank the Lord."

Texas State was first to offer Brown.

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