One of Nation's Best Likes Gamecocks

Ocean Springs (MS) star wide receiver DeAndre Brown is one of the top receiver prospects in America in the class of 2008. The Magnolia State standout currently holds over ten scholarship offers, including one from Head Coach Steve Spurrier and the Gamecocks. Where does South Carolina stand with this elite prospect? Read inside to find out.


Brown, who measures in at an imposing 6'6 and 200 pounds, has the size, speed and playmaking ability that every college coach in America looks for in a wide receiver prospect. Brown racked up over 800 yards of total offense and 15 touchdowns as a junior last season, and he also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. Several top schools have taken notice of his ability, and Brown already claims an impressive list of offers.

"Everything's going really good in recruiting," said Brown. "I've got a lot of top schools offering me right now like Florida, LSU, South Carolina, and a bunch of others. I've got over ten offers right now."

Brown, who was timed running a 4.41 second forty yard dash last week, said that he is keeping his options open when it comes to favorites.

"Right now I'd say everybody's still in the hunt. I just want to let everybody know that I'm open to anybody and everybody."

While he doesn't currently claim any favorites, one school that has been on Brown's radar for a while is South Carolina, and the elite receiver prospect shared what he likes about the Gamecocks.

"They like to throw the ball a lot, which would be perfect for me. Playing for Coach Spurrier would be exciting for me. He's a big time coach, and he‘s building that program up."

Brown has also developed a strong relationship with his South Carolina recruiter, Coach Robert Gillespie.

"Coach Gillespie is a real easy guy to talk to. He's from Mississippi, so we have a lot in common. He's from Hattiesburg, and we played them a couple years ago in the playoffs, so whenever we talk he jokes about how next time they'll beat us. He's just a real easy coach to talk to."

The premier Magnolia State prospect knows what factors he is looking for in a school.

"Somewhere I can come in and help. I don't expect to start right away, but someplace I can play. Also, someplace where I can fit in with the team and everybody and where I can feel like I‘m at home."

According to Brown, he doesn't plan on making a decision until after his senior season.

"I was thinking that if I'm invited to the All-American game after my senior season, then maybe right around that time."

When asked to describe himself as a player on the football field, Brown shared why he is such a highly touted receiver.

"I'm big, fast, physical and I like to go up and get the ball. I can make plays all around the field."

Brown closed by sharing what goals he has set for his upcoming senior season.

"I want to reach the 1,000 yard mark in receiving and just be a team leader. I want to help my team out and keep working hard in the classroom and off the field."


Stay tuned to GamecockAnthem.com for all the latest on this elite wide receiver prospect.

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