With the 2004 football season behind him, QB Jarrett Brown of West Palm Beach (Fla) High School has now turned his attention to hoops where he is regarded as one of the top basketball players in S. Florida. He helped lead his squad to the City of Palms tournament championship game back in December and along the way knocked off South Gwinnett and it's all-american, SG Louis Williams. Williams is rated the No. 1 SG in the nation by Scout.com.
However, it's on the gridiron where Brown has made the biggest impact. Over the summer he reportedly wowed the NC State coaches at the Wolfpack's football camp and at 6-3, 192 pounds and boasting 4.52-second speed in the 40-yard dash, is considered one of the nation's best dual-threat QB's.
He made a somewhat, surprising early verbal commitment to West Virginia and then followed that up with a stellar senior season. Brown came away with all-area honors and was nominated for area player of the year.
The Pack apparently re-entered the Brown sweepstakes in December when they hosted Brown for an official visit. With signing day just three weeks away, one would think that the recruiting puzzle would be nearly solved for Brown but speaking to him seemed to only present more questions. Pack Pride caught up with Brown to see where he stands currently.
"Really, I'm not supposed to talk about it but I'm still open," said Brown. "I'm still considering State though. Coach Amato and coach Cignetti came by to see me and let me know that they still want me."
Speaking with Brown seemed to indicate that he was still solid for the Mountaineers. When asked that very question, Brown gave a rather surprising answer.
"Not really, I'm still looking at West Virginia too, though," said Brown. "I'm also considering Minnesota and I'll be going up there for a visit on Jan 21. I really don't have a timetable but I'll probably announce on signing day. All the coaches are basically telling me to do what's best for me."
In addition to Minnesota, Brown will make an official visit to West Virginia on Jan 28.