Trevor Brown capped off his junior hoops season with a bang, leading Wise (Upper Marlboro, Md.) to a class 4A state title with a convincing victory against Whitman High in the finals. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound power forward scored 16 points and added a half-dozen rebounds to help the Pumas to their first basketball championship.
"Words really can't explain it. All the hard work we put in, it just felt great," Brown said. "Now hopefully we can add another football championship next year too."
Indeed, while Brown excels on the hardwood, football is the sport that's going to carry him to the college ranks. A hulking tight end who doubles as a defensive end, Brown was back in the weight room two days after claiming the hoops title and is looking forward to raising his profile this summer.
Of course, Brown already holds one offer from Old Dominion, which he added a couple weeks back. He is planning to visit the Monarchs for the first time March 29.
"I talk to the ODU coaches a good amount, and they show me a lot of love," Brown said. "A couple people from my school are there now and they like it a lot. Hopefully I have a great experience down there on the 29th. I'm looking forward to it."
The only other school to have much contact with him to this point is Towson, although Maryland has been in touch as well. Brown has been in College Park, Md., for two visits in the last month, the first for a junior day in late February and then for the Terps' basketball game against Virginia, which UMD won in overtime.
"Maryland likes me, but no offer yet," Brown said. "Coach [Mike] Locksley, I've talked to him a couple times. After the basketball game we were just talking about how my offseason was going, how I'm going, just a normal conversation.
"He says to keep working, come up to the camp this summer, and he said I have to show I can compete and hang with the other tight ends. If I do good, the offer should be there."
Although Maryland wouldn't become an immediate favorite if it offered, Brown would think long and hard about attending the hometown school. He already thinks highly of the Terps after his two trips to College Park.
"It's a nice atmosphere over there. It's been very nice the two times I've been there," Brown said. "I loved the basketball game and how the fans were, and it feels good there. It feels like home. The coaches are cool, they tell it like it is, and they're easy to talk to. The last time I was there Stefon Diggs and Taivon Jacobs talked to [all the recruits] and were saying how it's a family there and how good the school is. So I like Maryland."
Brown would like to return to UMD for its spring game in April, though that's not set in stone yet. In the meantime, he has a possible trip to Penn State set up for this weekend, followed by ODU on March 29. Brown hasn't set his camp schedule yet, but he'd like to do one-days at Maryland, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh and Rutgers.
"As of right now, I'm looking for anything – anybody to offer next," Brown said. "I'll do my thing, and hopefully get some more looks. I'll look at any school that's willing to look at me."
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