2004 Prospect: Brian Brohm

Brian Brohm was raised to play quarterback. Now Tennessee coaches are hoping he can do that very thing in Knoxville, Tennessee. The only problem is that there are several schools pushing for that very same thing.

Brian Brohm is yet another standout quarterback prospect among the Class of 2004. Brohm, 6-4 and 200 pounds, is from Louisville (Ky.) Trinity High School. He had a story book junior season, throwing for 3,777 yards, 47 touchdown passes and only ONE interception. Along the way, he led his team to a state championship. In the title game, he and his Trinity teammates outscored Michael Bush and Male High School 59-56, in one of the greatest football games you will ever see at any level. Brohm was 12/21 for 552 yards and 7 TDs. "That had to be my fondest memory so far in my football career," Brohm said. "That was such a crazy game. Anything and everything happened and there were so many big plays."

Brohm will be one of the most sought after signal callers this recruiting season. He has great size (6-4 and 200 pounds) and good speed (4.6 range). He has also been around the game so long and has had some pretty good mentors. His brother (Jeff) and dad (Oscar) both played quarterback for Louisville and Jeff spent some years in the NFL with San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa Bay and Denver.

"They have both been huge in my development. My brother has been working with me since the 7th grade, especially on my motion and skills and my father has coached me since the 5th grade.

"In high school we throw so much. I sit back, make my reads and throw. I just pick apart the defense. I think I have brains back there and I feel that I am a student of the game. We have such a great scheme. It is all about progressions and picking out the right receiver and knowing when to throw the ball."

According to Brohm, he has scholarship offers from Illinois, Purdue, Louisville, Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa and others.

"Some of the factors I am looking at are the offensive systems and can I make it to the next level. Playing time and making an impact are important as well."

Now his brother does coach quarterbacks at Louisville. Does that give the Cardinals an edge?

"I will have to wait and see what happens, especially with Michael (Bush). He could change positions. They signed two QBs. But I would like to play for them and who wouldn't want to play for your brother. I am real comfortable with him."

For now, Brohm is open.


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