3-star LB Joshua Brown Remaining Patient

Mar. 31 -- Long Beach (Calif.) Poly linebacker Joshua Brown has been one of the most productive linebackers in Southern California but he's still waiting for his first offer and his big brother, UCLA linebacker Jayon Brown, is giving him advice on how to stay patient during the process...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly linebacker Joshua Brown (6-2, 230) has been one of the most productive linebackers in the Southland for the past two years.


But Brown is still waiting for his first offer.

Yet, the three-star isn't discouraged.  If anything, he's more motivated.

It has been somewhat of a theme in his family- his older brother Jayon was relatively overlooked for most of his prep career despite being a key part of the Jackrabbits' defense.  UCLA offered him his senior year and he ended up their leading tackler in 2015 and is a defensive captain for the Bruins.

"I had my older brother who didn’t get offers until later in his senior year, so I'm just focused on winning championships," said Brown.  "I don't want to look selfish and wonder why I'm not getting any offers.  I just look at Jayon’s recruitment and know if I keep working hard, something will happen."

Their relationship has been key and Brown said his older brother continues to push him.

"He comes down and picks me up and works me out," said Brown.  "When I get frustrated, we talk things out.  He'll come down on the weekends and push me and work me out.  It's making me a better player."

Brown has taken it all in stride and is still eager for the evaluation period.

"I'm talking regularly with Washington State and Boise State and San Jose State," said Brown.  "And UCLA is talking with me so is Texas A&M and Washington."

Boise State signed two of his teammates in 2016, DeAndre Pierce and Emmanuel Fesili.

"I'm going up to Boise State on April 2," said Brown.  "Coach (Andy) Avalos and Coach (Ashley) Ambrose are recruiting me there.  I would say that Boise State is probably recruiting me the hardest."

Ken Wilson and Roy Manning at Washington State and Bob Gregory at Washington are all recruiting Brown, and they all like him as an inside linebacker.

UCLA wants Brown to camp with them and to see him move around.

"UCLA wants to see me at different positions," said Brown.  "They want to see me at defensive end.  I'd like to stay at inside linebacker though.  But if they offered me, it would definitely factor in because that's my big brother's school."

But Brown wouldn't mind a change of scenery.

"I kind of want to venture out," said Brown.  "I could definitely see myself leaving California."

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