2014 CB Tony Brown Update

Ozen (Beaumont, TX) High School class of 2014 cornerback Tony Brown camped at Mississippi State Wednesday.

  • Name: Tony Brown
  • Classification: 2014
  • High School: Ozen (Beaumont, TX) High School
  • Position: Cornerback/Safety
  • HT: 6-0, WT: 180
  • Scout.com Ranking: Unranked
  • Schools Of Interest: Alabama (Offer), LSU (Offer), Mississippi State (Offer), TCU (Offer) and Texas A&M (Offer)

  • Tony is one of the top 2014 players in the state of Texas and very likely the nation. And he has the offers to prove it.

    "I have offers from Mississippi State, Alabama, which I just received yesterday, LSU, Texas A&M and TCU," said the talented youngster.

    It came as no real surprise to him that the offers have started rolling in.

    "I don't want to sound cocky but I have worked really hard to get those offers and I feel like if I continue working hard more will come," said Brown.

    Brown is showing interest in the teams that have offered by attending camps. He camped at Mississippi State Wednesday and came away impressed with the facilities and the coaches.

    "Mississippi State is a lot nicer than I thought it was going to be," said Brown. "They are building new things. I didn't know they were building a new football fieldhouse. We came up on the hill looking at it and it looks really nice. I like it a lot.

    "The coaches are also knowledgeable. My dad has known (MSU cornerbacks) Coach (Melvin) Smith for a long time. (Smith) has had good DBs in the past and good DBs right now. Probably the number 1 corner coming out next season is Johnthan Banks, who goes to Mississippi State. (MSU safeties) Coach (Tony) Hughes told me that both of his safeties just went to the league."

    Obviously, with an offer already in-hand, the coaches at Mississippi State are also just as impressed with Brown. Brown explained why they like him so much.

    "They said I have good size and speed and good ball instincts in the one-on-ones," said Brown. "They also like my competitiveness and how I move my hips in the drills they did with me."

    Speaking of his speed, he runs a 4.3 in the forty yard dash in football and is also an outstanding hurdler in track. He hopes to play both sports in college.

    "I run track also and would like to do both in college," said Brown.

    He already knows a little about the track program at Mississippi State.

    "I went to the SEC Track Championship and saw that Mississippi State had some 400 hurdlers, so I know they are good in track," said Brown, whose father, also named Tony, was an outstanding dual sport athlete in college.

    Tony is also just as outstanding in the classroom. According to his dad, he has already made a 1490 on his SAT and hopes to major in pre-med in college.

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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