Justin Brown checks in at 6-foot-4 205 pounds, and has been credited with a 4.48 time in the 40. As a junior at Concord High School, Justin caught 19 passes for 556 yards and eight touchdowns. He recorded 33 tackles as a safety on defense and picked off three passes to earn All County first team honors at safety, wide receiver and punter. Justin was also named first-team All-State as a defensive back, second team as a wide receiver and third team as a punter. He averaged 25 yards per catch.
Among the many schools recruiting Brown are Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina State, Rutgers, Iowa, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Virginia, Boston College, Missouri, South Carolina, Oregon, LSU and North Carolina. All of those colleges have offered him.
The four-star wide receiver is ranked No. 19 at his position nationally after being listed at No. 37 as late as May. He doesn't currently have a leader although he recently named North Carolina State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Penn State, Kentucky, South Carolina and Oregon as schools of strong interest.
When asked to describe his game by Jeff Ermann of TurtleSportsReport, Justin said: "I'm definitely a deep threat. I like to stretch the field. I like getting past guys and going out and making a big catch."
As good as Marlon Brown is, Justin Brown would make a great consolation prize for any team. Better still is the idea of teaming the Browns as a big-play tandem for the Big Orange offense. Justin has indicated his decision will come late, maybe even on signing day next February. He plans to take his official visits during the fall or after his senior season at Concord.
Justin has a reported 2.8 GPA and projects as a full qualifier. He says distance will not be a factor in his decision but a chance for early playing time was a significant factor.
It looks like the Brown Derby could get topsy-turvy with a couple of grand prizes and a lot more hats in the ring.