Brown Set For Northwestern Visit

Known as "The Brookfield Bomber", junior quarterback Boeing Brown is drawing plenty of attention already. Northwestern is one of the many schools who have shown the 2013 quarterback prospect plenty of interest. On Thursday, Brown finalized plans to attend camp at Northwestern, and hopes that leads to a dream offer.

"They're a great school and it would be exciting to get out there for a visit and maybe even play there," said Boeing Brown.

As a sophomore, Brown recorded 1511 passing yards and 18 touchdowns. Just a sophomore, Brown earned all-conference honors. This has translated out in the recruiting process.

Brown (6-3, 205) has picked up interest from Northwestern along with Boston College, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, and others.

At the camp, Brown will have an individual workout with Northwestern offensive coordinator Mick McCall. He's hoping to prove worthy of a scholarship offer.

"It's going to be exciting," Brown said. "I want to succeed and show him what I can do."

Brown's parents each have Chicago roots—both are natives of Chicago's suburbs. They even have Giordano's pizza flown in on occasions. Boeing's father, Christopher, explained to his son what Northwestern is all about.

"The tradition, the history of the school, and seeing the prestige of the school—it's Big Ten football, it's the best of the best.

"I know when he sees Northwestern, the feeling for him will buzz and come alive."

Boeing has already thrown in front of a few college coaches—recently at UConn—and has picked up some positive evaluations along the way. He's hoping for the same from Northwestern's Mick McCall.

"I feel great because I did it at UConn and I feel like I can do well at Northwestern," Boeing Brown said.

The best-case scenario from the workout would be to receive an offer from the Wildcats. Boeing's father says, that would be a tough offer to pass up.

"It would be hard for us to not accept that offer," Christopher Brown said. "It's the Big Ten and Northwestern is a great school. It would be hard not to accept."

Brown is looking for a school with strong academics, so the chance to see what Boeing referred to as "The Ivy League of the Midwest" will be an exciting moment, according to his father.

"For us to see Northwestern and the tradition—just looking at the building and academics—it's the best in the Midwest," said Christopher Brown. "Iowa and Indiana and Illinois would fight me on this, but show me a school with a better academic environment than (Northwestern)."

Boeing is hoping to pick up some feedback on his game and to see campus while at Northwestern, but bigger things could come of the visit. Regardless of offers and accolades, the Brown family remains proud of where Boeing's arm has taken him and what the future holds.

"For my son to be considered to go to Northwestern, I can feel my father's (Boeing's grandfather) pride beaming down."

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