Mustangs’ defensive backs coach Jess Loepp extended the scholarship to Brown over the phone just over a week ago.
That’s when the 5-foot-8, 164-pound junior learned about what kind of person Loepp is, and how he might fit in on the Hilltop.
“I think he (Loepp) would be a great coach the way he was describing everything to me,” Brown said. “A lot of people go further in life after graduating from SMU because of the education.”
Even after a 2-10 season, the Mustangs are still an intriguing team for Brown.
“Any given day a school can take a loss,” Brown explained. “I’ve learned from my coach that if the school seems like the right school, you can go there and change the culture yourself.”
Just from a few conversations, Brown says SMU is standing out to him, but there are a number of other schools that have his attention as well.
The running back and slot receiver holds offers from the Mustangs, as well as Houston, Colorado State, Kansas, UNT, Texas State, Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette.
While he hopes to make a decision before summer’s end, Brown continues to work on his game so that a few more offers may come his way before all is said and done.
He understands that getting bigger is important for the next level, but other than that, Brown does not have just one aspect of his game that he’s working on.
“I ask my coach everyday, what is something that can make me better as a running back? Whether it’s playing slot, or more routes, you can never go wrong learning something new everyday,” Brown said.
As for his summer plans, Brown plans on visiting and camping on the Hilltop, as well as a slew of other schools including Houston, Alabama, LSU, UNT and others.
When all is said and done, the athlete hopes to find a school that checks off all of the boxes.
“Good education is the number one thing,” Brown explained. “Any school that I go to, I want to make sure I fit in their offense, and I’ll have an opportunity to go to the league from there.”