Skyline lineman poised for breakout season

Dallas (TX) Skyline High offensive lineman Marlon Brown is one of the up-and-coming prospects to keep an eye on this year. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound big-man is currently hearing from a handful of suitors and will be hearing from many more if he has another breakout season as a junior. Read the Scout.com recruiting update below for the inside scoop!

Dallas (TX) Skyline High offensive lineman Marlon Brown is one of the up-and-coming prospects to keep an eye on this year. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound big-man is currently hearing from a handful of suitors and will be hearing from many more if he has another breakout season as a junior.

Brown and his teammates will find out what they are made of in the first two weeks of their season. They open their 2010 campaign when they travel to Daytona, Florida to take on Glades Central. The following week they return to Dallas to take on Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas at the Dallas Cowboy's stadium.

Brown's performance in the first two games as well as throughout the season will have a direct impact on the Raiders success. At 6-foot-2, 300-pounds, he helps anchor an offensive line that will have to play at a high level to meet the team's expectations of winning a state championship.

The Skyline big-man is currently hearing from a handful of schools and could be close to landing his first scholarship offer.

"Right now I'm getting recruited by Texas A&M, Houston and Oklahoma State. I don't have an offer yet but I think that Texas A&M might be close."

Brown stopped by TCU and Houston to participate in their summer camps and has since been spending most of his time in the weight room trying to prepare himself for the upcoming season.

"I've been really focusing on getting in shape this summer. I lost 30 pounds in the off-season and have been working on getting off of the ball faster. I've also been working on improving my pulling speed as a guard."

Brown has several qualities that college coaches look for in an offensilve lineman prospect.

"I go hard on every play, I don't take plays off. I have a very good work ethic in the weight room also. I'm also a very strong run blocker and I'm good at one-on-ones."

Brown will be playing tackle this year as a junior, but he is being recruited to play guard at the next level. He the won the 2009 Sophomore of the year award in his district last season.

Stick with Scout.com for the latest on Brown's recruitment.


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