Gearing up for LSU visit

Louisiana often produces a number of players that grab the attention of the home state Tigers, and one 2010 prospect that is catching the eye of the staff early is Lake Charles-native Kenny Brown.

As a sophomore, Brown burst onto the scene and pulled in 37 passes for 480 yards and four touchdowns. This past season, he drew a lot more attention, but still caught 36 passes for 416 yards and four scores.


The St. Louis High football team finished at 8-3 on the season, seeing their run to a 3A state title cut short in a second round 40-10 playoff loss to Lutcher.


With the team looking to take their quest even farther in the 2009 season, much of the team's success depends on the production of the standout junior receiver.


"This last year went pretty well for the most part," Brown said. "I played good, but there are a lot of things I am going to need to work on this coming offseason so that next year I am at the top of my game. I am in the best shape of my life right now, but there is always room for improvement."


There are two areas in particular that the 5-10 ½, 150-pound receiver, who runs a 4.4 hand-timed 40 yard dash, hopes to work on to improve his game.


"My speed and weight are two things I really am looking to work on," Brown said. "It will be important for me to get bigger, because I am a really small receiver right now. Speed will be another area I will look to improve on, as well."


While Brown has some things that he plans to work on he has already grabbed the attention of several collegiate coaches. Heading into the spring, he has a number of coaches showing him early interest.


"I am getting letters in the mail almost every day from LSU and UCLA," Brown said. "California, Nebraska and Louisiana Tech are the three other schools that have been on me the most. But as of right now, I really like LSU as well as UCLA. Those will be the two schools I have a feeling I will be keeping close to me over the next year."


A trip out to Los Angeles may be a little harder to make but Brown plans to visit Baton Rouge this month for junior day.


"I already have my hotel booked and made my RSVP for the Jan. 31 weekend," he said. "I am really pumped to get over there. I have always been a fan of LSU, and I was supposed to make a few games this season but was not able to, so that weekend will be good to see Baton Rouge, and next year I will be able to make a lot of the games."


What attracts the speedy wide out to the LSU program?


"The main thing that I like is their offense, and the way they spread the ball around," Brown said. "As a receiver they can really do a lot for me. They are also the hometown team, so being from Lake Charles I have always followed them close. Now I just want to find out what they want me to come in and help them do."

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