UCLA an Option for Chris Brown

Aug. 10 -- Four-star safety Chris Brown checks in at 5-foot-11, 180-pounds. The Houston (Texas) Alief Elsik standout has plenty of options with over 20 offers...

Chris Brown has plenty of options with over 20 offers. Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Texas and UCLA could be the teams to beat for the talented defensive back. Brown has instincts, tackling ability and toughness. He and his Alief Elsik teammates are ready for football season.

”My strengths are my versatility and knowledge of the game,” Brown said. “My opponent has to make me find my weakness. My goal this season is to be better than last year and be the best teammate and leader to my team that I can be. I want them to be able to say “Chris had my back.”

Brown, like so many high school football players, is waiting for the college football season to get started.

”The start of the college football means that I get to focus in on my tops schools and see how they get active and more so how their being coached to win games,” Brown said.

Scout.com Take:

Brown is a well-rounded defensive back who is scheme- and potentially position-versatile. Violent hitter. Aggressively patrols the secondary. Crashes downhill vs. run and screen game to deliver frequent big hits. Shows ability to become a great blitzer. Can be over-aggressive at times to hurt tackling/coverage technique, but never a lack of effort/intensity. Experience playing S and CB w/big upside as the possible hybrid nickel player. -G. Brooks

2014: As a junior, Brown recorded 43 tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles, and five pass breakups. He helped Alief Elsik to a 9-2 record and a first-round playoff appearance in Texas' largest playoff division (Class 6A Division I).

2013: Brown missed most of his sophomore season after tearing his left meniscus in Alief Elsik's third game of the season.

Inside the Numbers:

Class 2016

Position Rank No 27

Midland Safety Rank No 7

Texas Safety Rank No 5

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