Class of 2012
Jim Hill High School
Committed to Mississippi State
Brown is a very fun player to watch. Despite playing on a team that struggles to score points, Fred plays with a lot of passion and is always looking for a way to make an impact.
The Jim Hill staff does what they can to keep him involved and increase his touches by having him return punts, kickoffs and play receiver.
On Brown's best return of the evening he lowered his shoulder and powered through a tackler sending him flying into the Jim Hill sideline.
This play brought a lot of energy to the team and the coaching staff. The big hit brought an emotional lift to the team and sparked their first real scoring opportunity of the game.
On most passing plays Brown was matched up with Provine's best corner and the Rams also rolled a safety over to Fred's side to provide help.
The Tiger coaching staff adjusted to this move by isolating Fred to one side and then working back against single coverage on the other.
The team found some success and was able to move the ball down the field and get back into the game after a nightmarish first quarter where they were outscored 23-0.
Brown had a handful of catches on the evening, but perhaps the thing that is most note worty about all of them is that they all either resulted in first downs or a touchdown.
When the team needed a play, they could go to Fred. Even in tight coverage, Brown was able to find an opening and move the chains.
Brown lacks a real complement offensively, so he is going to have to fight through double and sometimes triple coverage all season.
He never showed any visible frustration throughout the contest even when balls thrown in his direction were badly overthrown or way off target.
When Fred was able to make a connection with his quarterback, he did an extremely nice job of catching the ball away from his body, securing the ball and getting up field.
He is extremely fluid in his movements and makes the transition from pass catcher to ball carrier effortlessly.
We will have video highlights from this contest posted in the near future.