Tim Brown focuses on International Bowl

Sophomore WR Tim Brown took the time after practice to talk about the hype surrounding him in high school along with being able to play early in college. He also discusses fellow WR's Kenny Britt and Tiquan Underwood, along with what he would tell fellow Florida prospects about RU. Come see what he has to say about each subject.

Sophomore wide receiver Tim Brown has been given the chance to make an early impact on a division one school that competes in a BCS conference at Rutgers. That's a pretty big deal.

In an interview with four star prospect Tommy Streeter out of Florida, he talked about early playing time factoring into his decision and mentioned Brown who he played with at Northwestern High School in Miami. This shows that Brown is pretty well known in a state that is a hotbed for high school football.

"Those guys down in Florida see me as one of those little fast guys," Brown said. "When I was coming out of high school everybody was wondering where I was going to go and they saw me go and commit to Rutgers and said that was a good program. They did a good job recruiting me and it feels good to have those guys mention my name and I just love being from Florida too."

Brown made a name for himself in the area when he caught 40 passes for 610 yards as a senior in high school with eight touchdowns landing him numerous postseason honors such as All-Dade First-Team, Class 6A First Team All-State and played in the Dade-Broward All-Star game where he had two receiving touchdowns.

As a freshman, the 5-foot-8 receiver played in 11 games and picked up his first start in the Texas Bowl where he had four receptions for over 100 yards including a 49 yard touchdown catch. That season, he had the longest play from scrimmage for the team, a 72 yard touchdown reception, which was the first touchdown of his collegiate career. He also led the team in yards per catch with over 25 yards per reception.

This season, Brown was limited due to a hand injury but was able to still manage 22 catches for over 200 yards and a touchdown. When the ball was thrown his way, he was able to show what he could do in back to back games against Maryland and Cincinnati where he had seven reception for 72 yards followed by another seven passes caught for 127 yards. To Brown, once he's given the chance to play, the rest is on him.

"I've been working hard and just waiting for my time to come," Brown said. "I waited for my time to come and the sky is the limit now. It's not me now, whatever I do from here."

Brown has had some help by playing with receivers Tiquan Underwood and Kenny Britt who both tallied 1,000 yard seasons of their own.

"It's great seeing those guys go out and catch all those balls," "They are just doing what we worked all summer for, just doing what they do best and working on yards after the catch."

If Brown was to talk to recruits from his hometown about Rutgers, he would just tell them how great it is and that it's something special to be apart of.

"It's a great program," he said. "It's great academically and coach does a great job selling this program . it's just a good school with good facilities, good fans that are here for us. It's great man, I would just tell them that it's the place to be.

But before the bowl game, it will be Christmas and Brown just wants to get the chance to go home and see his family and friends that he hasn't seen in a long time.

"I'm going to go back to Miami and just celebrate with my family and spend some time with them because I haven't in a while," he said. "I'll also get to spend time with the Florida boys that are coming out of high school and give them a little talk or speech on how it is up here. I'm looking forward to going home."

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