Johnny Brown ready to be a Rebel?
Height: 5' 11"
40 Time: 4.4
From: Charleston, MS
High School: Charleston (3A)
Johnny helped Charleston into the North Half Championship last season. He rushed for 1, 788 yards and scored 24 TD's. For his play on the field, he was named the Region 4(3A) Player of the Year.
What makes Johnny so special?
"I just like to run past people. Not too many can keep up with me," stated the confident Johnny Brown. "Do not get me wrong, I like contact too, but there is nothing like blowing by someone. I just love the game of football."
All players have room for improvement and Brown is no different.
"I really need to work on my strength and my blocking. Once I get those areas mastered, I will be a complete back."
Most juniors are already daydreaming about their senior seasons.
"I want to lead the state in rushing and TD's. I am trying to break all kinds of records. But most importantly, I want to lead my team to the state championship. What ever it takes to get there, I want to do it."
College recruiters are offering players earlier and earlier in this era.
"I got an offer from Ole Miss and MSU. Ole Miss actually offered me during the middle of my season. MSU offered me a couple of days ago."
Junior Day is around the corner for many universities; which lucky colleges will receive a visit from this talented youngster?
"I am attending Ole Miss' Jr Day next Saturday. I might not take anymore after that. I might go ahead and commit to Ole Miss."
When could that commitment take place?
"Probably this week or next week. I am probably going to commit to Ole Miss after I sit down with my mother and talk it over. I want to see what they think about it, but I am pretty much set on Ole Miss."
How did Ole Miss get the jump on its competitors?
"Really, I have been thinking about them for a while because my brother is a police officer at Ole Miss. But when they offered me, it just told me that they believed in me before anyone else. That pretty much made up my mind. Besides, it is close to home, and I like their coaches and facilities."
College coaches are not allowed to place calls to the prospects until the May evaluation period, but that does not stop the recruits from calling the coaches.
"Yea, I call Coaches Orgeron and Hughes at Ole Miss all of the time. I call them pretty much every week."
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