Sergio Brown got a preview of what he can look forward to as he traveled to Notre Dame to watch his future teammates participate in spring drills.
"I went down there the other day," Sergio said of his recent trip to South Bend. "We came in early that morning. I sat in on a defensive backs meeting. We stayed for the practice and then headed out after that.
"The meeting was nice. I didn't think I'd catch on that easy, but I thought I caught on quick. Coach Lewis is real cool. He's real patient and understanding. He has a teacher mentality about him.
"I talked to James [Aldridge] and Chris [Stewart] the offensive lineman," he added
Aldridge and Stewart are two of Brown's classmates that enrolled early at Notre Dame. They are going through what Sergio will be doing in a about six weeks when he reports to Notre Dame for summer school.
"I'm excited about going, but I'm not ready to leave yet. I'm having too much fun right now," Sergio said with a laugh. "After June 18, I'll be like a robot. Right now in high school it's so much fun. You can almost do anything you want. You have your momma here, your home-cooked meals, and then once you get to Notre Dame, it's 6:00 a.m. wake-up calls, lifting all the time and football. I love doing all that, but it's a different lifestyle. I'm the youngest in my family too."
While Sergio is enjoying his last semester in high school, he is looking forward to turning the page and starting the next chapter of his life.
"I'm looking forward to playing and getting into the college atmosphere," Sergio explained. "I'm going to enjoy it. People say college is the best part of your life, so I'm looking forward to it."So right now I'm just lifting, and getting ready for school -- getting my mind focused. Track season is coming around. I'm kicking back too, but I have to stay in shape. People say I look bigger.
"I haven't really haven't spoken to coach Mendoza. I need to," Sergio added.
Sergio ran a 6.5 55 meter and he finished fourth in the state in long jump (22.7) in indoor track.