Junior to Watch: Freddie Brown
Jersey Number: 11
School: J.M. Robinson High School
Size and speed: At 6-5, 210 pounds, Brown is an imposing WR prospect. He has been timed as fast as 4.63-seconds in the 40-yard dash and boasts an amazing 40-inch vertical leap. Brown is currently bench pressing 250 pounds and has a max squat of 450 pounds.
Statistics: As a junior, Brown hauled in 37 passes for 518 yards and six scores. Over the course of his career his snagged better than 130 passes for over 2,200 yards and 23 TD's.
Awards and Honors: Named all-conference as a freshman, sophomore and junior in both basketball and football. Additionally was named all-state by NC Preps and conference player of the year in basketball as a junior.
Parents: Dad attended Wofford and is now an assistant coach there.
Brown describing himself: "I'm a big, athletic two-sport playmaker with great hands, quick feet and a knack for big plays."
Schools recruiting: Clemson, Colorado, Wake Forest, NC State, Southern Cal, Virginia and UNC among others
Scholarship Offers: Wake Forest
Camps this summer: Will be playing AAU basketball most of the summer
Current top five (in order listed): Wake Forest, NC State, Southern Cal, UNC, Virginia
Current Favorites: Wake Forest
Recruiting the hardest: Wake Forest and NC State
Pack coach recruiting: Dick Portee
Brown on NC State: "I've been very impressed with NC State. I came up to NC State for the Maryland game when they enshrined Philip Rivers and the atmosphere was great."
Academics: Brown is very solid in the classroom and projects as a qualifier academically. He reports a 2.7 GPA and a score of 960 on the SAT.
StateFans Take- Brown may be one of the more under-rated players in the state currently. He has a terrific blend of size and athleticism and should see his offer list expand throughout the year. The connections with his father who coaches football is always a plus. It's difficult to say if Brown will ultimately play WR in college but his measurables are intriguing. Some have hinted that he could project as a LB while some think, if he were to add size, could project as a pass-catching TE. As for State, we're sure they'd love to get him into camp but if not, will certainly be keeping a watchful eye on this talented prospect all year.