"I got to work with (defensive backs) coach (Fred) Reed," Brown said. "I worked with the DBs. We went over footwork, did some drills and coming out of breaks. Things like that. We made plays on some balls to practice our ball skills. That was pretty much what we did."
"Just to work on little things like coming out of my breaks," Brown said. "How to relax my shoulders and upper body when I'm in my backpedal. Making sure I'm balanced. Feel placement. Little things like that. But they said I did well."
Brown improved his performance from last year's Syracuse camp, running a 4.7-40. That was up two tenths of a second. Should he make that same improvement next summer, he would be in the 4.5 range entering his senior season.
Brown has also grown to 5-foot-10.
After the drills, Brown was able to speak with defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough who is his primary recruiter.
"He reiterated some of the things that coach Reed was saying," Brown said. "They like me they just want me to work on some of the little things to get even better. They were talking about the whole recruiting thing and what I needed to do to get ready for next year. Just like, grades wise and things like that."
Syracuse is interested in Brown, and the staff has informed him that an offer is contingent upon improvement in the classroom. That feedback from the Orange coaches has opened his eyes to the importance of academics.
"That is making me a lot more focused," Brown said. "It makes me understand more the importance of my grades for my final two years of high school and what that's going to mean for getting an offer and going on to play college football. I just have to stay focused right now and make sure I handle my business."