COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- There were prospects of intrigue from as far off as Michigan and Alabama at Maryland's second Big Show Camp on June 27 at College Park. But one of the most intriguing new faces came from just south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Chancellor High School (Chancellorsville, Va.) rising junior quarterback Jason Brown was all the buzz among QBs after Saturday's elite event at UMD. Despite the rain and flooding outside, the strong-armed first-time visitor to campus chucked it around with power and ease operating next to future Terps quarterback Dwayne Haskins inside of Cole Field House.
"I felt good. It felt good," Brown said. "I threw the ball pretty well, moved around, and the quarterback coach [Mike Locksley] said I had good arm strength and he liked what he saw," Brown said. "And he said there are still a few parts of my game to work on, which I will do the next time I come up here."
The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder runs a 4.65 40, and can both throw and run. Last season, he racked up 1,600 yards passing, with 19 touchdowns and 3 picks, while rushing for 600 yards.
"Penn State, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, West Virginia I am hearing from so far," Brown said, who does not have his first offer yet, but appears poised to land some soon. "And Maryland, I like being on the campus, I like interacting with the coaches. When we went to the coach's meeting room where we talked about coverages, it was very interactive. It was unlike any other school I have been, where you just don't see that much interacting."
Next up, Brown has July trips planned to Wake Forest, Penn State and West Virginia. He reportedly was making all the throws inside of Cole, showing a lot of touch in the deep game especially, while also hitting the narrow windows. He is a big, mobile threat who certainly looked the part.
"I can throw it, and I can get it done on the ground if I need to," Brown said of his QB style.
Of Haskins, and working alongside him, who by all reports was dazzling, Brown said:
"He's a good player. Real good player and thrower," Brown said.
Brown said he may study engineering at college.
"And I am going to come back here in the fall for a game," Brown said.
Brown also plays basketball, but began his football carer as a running back/linebacker until the 7th grade when he moved to QB full-time.
He was one of five Chancellor prospects at the camp.
"Maryland said that I am on their radar now, that I jumped up on their radar now," Brown said as he left the Gossett Football Team House late Saturday night.
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