Brown sees improvement from UofL

Jamon Brown was one of three Louisville commits from Fern Creek in attendance for UofL's season-opener against Kentucky at newly expanded PJCS Saturday afternoon. Brown, a 6'4, 290-pound standout, committed to the Cardinals shortly after Charlie Strong was hired. He watched Louisville closely last season, and noticed an improved team on the field against the Wildcats.

Jamon Brown, a three-star lineman, was one of three Louisville commits from Fern Creek in attendance for UofL's season-opener against Kentucky at newly expanded PJCS Saturday afternoon.

Brown, a 6'4, 290-pound standout, committed to the Cardinals shortly after Charlie Strong was hired. He watched Louisville closely last season, and noticed an improved team on the field against UK.

"I saw a lot of good things and improvement from last year," Brown said. "I know they didn't come out with the win but I saw a lot of improvement and I think they're headed in the right direction."

Why does Brown believe UofL is going the right way under Strong's direction?

"I watched the team very closely last year and now they're reacting faster and they have the drive and the motor that they need to win more games," Brown said. "They're [UofL players] starting to think mentally that we can be better than we have been."

Brown also was impressed with the record PJCS crowd against the Wildcats, especially after seeing a half-empty stadium several games last season.

"That was one of the things I was looking for – trying to see if we were going to fill the stands," Brown said. "I think we did a pretty good job after what the team did last year. I didn't expect the stands to be full, let alone the [new addition] but I was really surprised and we had a great turnout yesterday."

Louisville defensive line coach Clint Hurtt was in attendance at Fern Creek's game against Seneca Friday night to watch Brown play. Brown spoke with Hurtt before Saturday's game against the Wildcats.

"We talked about our game on Friday and he had a lot of good things to say," Brown said. "He kept telling me he wished he could have me [playing] right now and he can't wait till I get there."

Brown, who plays both ways for Fern Creek, believes his team will rebound from it's 0-2 start this season. Fern Creek lost 29-26 Friday night to Seneca after getting blown out by Manual in their season-opener.

"We've had some hard times this season so far," Brown said. "We lost the first game 59-14 and I think my team was inexperienced and we had a lot of first game jitters. I think my teammates are starting to take steps forward and I think we'll be ready to make a big impact later this season."

Brown was injured against Seneca, but returned to finish the game. He said he's doing fine and expects to play this Friday.

"I sort of bruised a bone around my ankle," Brown said. "I had a couple guys fall on my leg while I was blocking. But I'll be good to go Friday."


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