Big NJ WR Has 3 Offers

Preston Brown from Woodrow Wilson HS in Camden, NJ already has 3 scholarship offers. He has an enviable combination of size and speed that has many other schools interested as well.

Name: Preston Brown
Position: OLB / WR
Height: 6'4 3/4"
Weight: 215 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.55
School: Woodrow Wilson High, Camden, NJ


Preston's impressive combination of size and speed has already earned him scholarship offers from Rutgers, Iowa and Purdue.


"The last time I ran the 40, it was a 4.55 at track practice," Preston said.  "I run track now.  I run the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meters.


"I ran an 11.0 flat in the 100 meters.  That was yesterday as a matter of fact, at a track meet at Pennsauken High School."


Preston plays inside wide-receiver and outside linebacker for Woodrow Wilson.


"I only had one touchdown.  I was more of a possession receiver. On defense, I had 60 tackles."


What position will Preston play in college?


"I'm not really sure.  They ask me what position I would like to play and I tell them wide-receiver."


Preston, however, is "not really" opposed to playing defense in college.


"I made 1st Team All-Conference as an outside linebacker."


Some other schools which have expressed interest in Preston include: Virginia, Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, Kansas State, East Carolina, North Carolina and North Carolina State.


"I went to Rutgers' junior day, and I think I'm going to Syracuse this weekend for an unofficial visit.  I'm going with a few of the players (Turk McBride, Elijah Robinson and Tareq Council) and the coach.  Then, we're going to West Virginia the following week."


Preston has not been to a junior day at Penn State and is not sure whether or not he will attend the Nike Camp at Penn State on April 21.  Although his coach previously expressed that Preston was very interested in Penn State, Brown is actually unsure of his interest in the Nittany Lions.


Does Brown have a few early favorites?


"Personally, I would like to go to an ACC school.  My brother (Melik Brown) is going to North Carolina and I like Maryland and Virginia a lot.  I also like Michigan State and Purdue.  I'm just undecided about the rest of the schools."


Preston's grades are outstanding.  He is in the top 5% of his class and scored a 1280 on the PSAT.  He plans to major in Engineering.


Brown does not want to go the same school as his brother.


"I've been going to the same school as him my whole life, I just want to do something different."


The big wide-receiver will probably wait until mid-season before making a final decision.


Have he and other Division I prospects at Wilson discussed going to the same school?


"We discussed it, but I don't know how serious they are."

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