"It really took some time to adjust," Brown said during a break from his summer workouts. "In high school, I was used to being the biggest and strongest player on the field. I was used to kind of having my way.
"When I got to Co-Lin, I had to become a different player."
Brown reports that during his freshman campaign for the Wolfpack, the small town super star had to sharpen the saw and rely as much on his brain as he did his brawn.
"In college, you have to learn how to use your technique," Brown said. "Everybody is a lot bigger and stronger than in high school. You have to learn how to use angles and understand what your role is on each play. You have to learn how to do the little things, because they really are important."
In addition to learning how to be a better football player, the Co-Lin experience has helped Brown mature and become a more well rounded individual.
"When I got down here, I had to learn to look after things myself," Brown said. "I had to take care of everything in the weight room, in the classroom and everything else. I didn't have anybody to do it for me. I had to be responsible for all of that."
Several schools showed a serious interest in Brown during his senior season at Ackerman, but come signing day the three star standout had no four year school national letters of intent to consider.
Now on track to graduate from Co-Lin in December with his Associates' Degree, Brown is drawing interest from several college football programs with an in state school leading the charge.
"I know there are some other schools, but Mississippi State is really the main one right now," Brown said. "I know that they want me to be a Bulldog soon. I have a good relationship with them and I love it up there."
In a few weeks time, Brown will be in Starkville to spend time visiting with and working with the Mississippi State coaching staff.
"I think I am going to be back up there for the Big Dawg camp," Brown said. "I am going up to see what's going on and I am planning on working out, while I'm up there."
The Bulldogs are the leader for Brown's services, but he has not set a deadline for a possible commitment.
"I am just not sure when I am going to make the decision," Brown admitted. "They haven't talked to me about committing yet, but I know that they want me to be a Bulldog. I'm just taking a little more time to be sure about everything."