Sergio Brown does just about everything for his high school. He plays wide receiver, safety, he returns kicks, and he even punts. It's no wonder his team struggled when he went down in the second quarter of Proviso East's game this past weekend.
"We did bad. We lost Hinsdale South," Sergio explained. "They're pretty good, they're first in our conference. We came out and went up 14-0. They have a really nice running back over there and he averages around 30 carries a game. We stopped him in the first quarter.
"I twisted my knee in the second quarter, and I didn't go back in. They (Hinsdale) started throwing and our corners got beat, and their heads went down and after that it was all over."
Sergio was held out of the remainder of the game for precautionary reasons. The injury didn't require him to have it looked at by a doctor, and he was back at practice on Monday and moving fine.
"I'm good though," he assured me when I asked about his injury.
There are a lot of recruits coming in for the USC game this weekend and Sergio would love to be at the game, but unfortunately his team plays a rare Saturday game. Nonetheless Sergio is prepared and will get a chance to watch the Irish once he gets home.
"I can't make it, I have a game that Saturday," he replied when asked if he was going to travel to South Bend for the USC game. "I think it's at 4:00 (PM). I'm going to Tivo it though."
Sergio did visit for the Michigan State game and he will likely take in a few more games this year at Notre Dame Stadium. While he is firmly committed to the Irish, he is in the process of setting up a few official visits to other schools.
"Then I'm taking my official visit to Notre Dame in December." Brown said. "Then I'm taking a couple visits in January to Minnesota, Nebraska and Illinois. They're on weekends, I don't know the dates, but I got to talk to my coach.
"I just want to enjoy the recruiting process," he responded when asked why he was still intending on taking visits to other schools.