Press: It must be a good feeling to have signing day here and having that little paper there in front of you. What's it mean to sign for a scholarship there?
Brown: It feels good knowing that the whole recruiting process is over with. I'm just glad it's over with.
|Parade All-American Andre Brown|
Brown: Yea. Knowing that I am officially part of the NC State football program is just an honor. To put my name on these papers is just great to do that.
Press: NC State has a good group of running backs. What do you think you bring to the table in that category?
Brown: Tenacity (laughing)! I think I am a pretty good running back. I am going to help the program out with it (his ability). TA is there and so is the other kid, Darrell Blackman and also me. We are going to be a very good backfield. That is a very good group of running backs. That's what it's all about.
Press: How excited are you about this decision?
Brown: I feel great about it, you know. I'm getting tingles right now (smiling). I feel good.
there any second guessing between the trip to
Brown: Nope. Not at all. See, when I made my commitment on the TV show, phone calls kind of died down. Some came on late after seeing the TV show, but this is why I felt comfortable at. That is where I felt right at.
|Brown signs on the dotted line|
Brown: Coaches. Because I am about to be around them for the next four years of my life and I have to feel comfortable around them. School and what their tutoring program looks like. I just felt comfortable being around the coaches because they are going to be a very big impact with the rest of my life.
Press: Going back to youth ball till now, what kind of accomplishment is this for you now?
Brown: It is an accomplishment. It felt good. When I was back playing youth ball, I would have never believed this would happen, especially where I am from. So, it just feels very good to come this far and I still have some more to do.
Press: You talk about the coaches, what is your relationship with Coach Portee?
Brown: He tells you like it is and that's what I like. I like for a guy to be up front with me. I think he is a very good coach. He has like what? Fifteen years experience at the running back position? He just knows running backs and how to teach guys to be a better running back.
Press: How does this compare feeling wise with Rose winning the State Championship?
Stamp! It stamps my senior year. I came down here not knowing what to expect and
by the final year I end up with a State Championship and a full scholarship to
Andre Brown signs his letter of intent in front of local media.
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