Brown's arrival, which Strong confirmed at the Big East Media Day in Newport, R.I. Tuesday, for the start of preseason practice is great news for first-year Louisville head coach Charlie Strong, as the former Ohio star quarterback was one of the marquee recruits in the first-year coach's 2010 recruiting class.
While senior Adam Froman appears the frontrunner to win the starting job at quarterback this season, Brown could factor into the equation in the backfield in some capacity as a freshman. Regarded as one of the Top 40 quarterback prospects nationally by Scout.com, Brown possesses better sheer athletic ability than any other quarterback on the UofL roster.
Last week, Strong told InsideTheVille.com that the 6-foot-2, 205-pound quarterback was waiting on a test score to come back. That test, according to sources, was the Ohio Graduation Test, an exam that every high school student in the state of Ohio must pass in order to graduate.
Brown, who led Cincinnati Winton Woods to the Ohio Class-A state title last season, rushed for 1,985 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior. Brown also threw for 733 yards and seven touchdowns, directing an offense that averaged 42 points per game. He chose Louisville over Cincinnati, Ohio State and Georgia Tech.
Louisville football players are scheduled to officially report to campus August 4. The Cardinals open fall camp with two practices the following day.
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