Brown Still Interested?

West Palm Beach (Fla.) Lakes Quarterback Jarrett Brown told several media outlets last week that the loss of assistant Doc Holliday could cause him to drop NC State from his list. We have the latest from Brown including his current thoughts on the Wolfpack.

When wide receivers coach Doc Holliday announced last week that he was heading to Florida, several recruits started to drop NC State from their list. Quarterback Jarrett Brown was one of these prospects, but after thinking about the situation it seems that Brown is still interested in the Wolfpack.

"Yes, I'm still interested in NC State,"Jarrett Brown said. "But, I haven't heard from them yet this week so I don't know what they are thinking.

"The fact is that I really enjoyed the official visit to NC State. I liked it up there."

Brown, who visited the Wolfpack two weeks ago, is considered a soft verbal to West Virginia after committing to the Mountaineers this summer. He's also considering Minnesota, but at this time it looks like NC State and West Virginia are the two teams competing for his services.

"I still have my visit with West Virginia," Brown said. "That's set for the 28th of January. I'm going to Minnesota too, but I don't have that date yet."

"Things really haven't changed," he added. "I'm still pretty much looking at all the schools and after the last visit I'll know what I'm going to do."

As for now, the talented athlete is concentrating on his high school basketball season as Palm Beach Lakes is off to a terrific start. This week they played in the City of Palms Classic where they played very well.

"We just beat the No. 2 team in the nation, South Gwinnett High," Brown said. "They had the best guard in the country, Louis Williams, but we still handled them."

Brown, who plays the wing for Palm Beach Lakes, hopes to play both sports in college.

Notes: Jarrett Brown starred for four seasons at Palm Beach Lakes, and he capped a stellar career by completing 110 of 176 passes for 12 touchdowns and just five interceptions in ten games. For his efforts he was nominated for the Palm Beach County Player of the Year award with Miami verbal Randy Phillips and Pahokee star tailback Antone Smith. Smith, possibly the nation's top prospect, would win the award after finishing the year with 1,937 yards and 30 touchdowns.

The talented signal-caller had a great spring and was a standout at the Nike Camp held in Coral Gables. At 6-3, 192 pounds, Brown ripped off a 4.53-second 40-yard dash and served notice that he can beat opposing defenses with his arm or speed.


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