Big Camp Showing Lands RB Chris Brown First Offer

June 28 -- Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino 2018 running back Chris Brown was one of the standouts at the Bruin Elite Camp and left with his first offer after it...

Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino running back Chris Brown (6-0.5, 205) was relatively under-the-radar before he camped at UCLA last Friday.

When he left, though, he was no longer a surprise and he was no longer offerless.

Brown was offered by Bruin offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu.

"It meant a lot to me, that being my first offer," said Brown.  "I was real surprised.  It meant that hard work means something, that being respectful and doing everything the right way means something and that if you outwork everyone around you and stand out, it pays off."

Brown said he went to the camp just hoping to get some reps and improve as a player.  Getting an offer wasn't really on his mind.

"I really went there to get some work in and start to make a name for myself and when I left, I felt like I definitely got my money's worth.  I got something out of it before the offer, but then the offer was more than I could have imagined."

Brown had been on UCLA's radar a bit, having taken an unofficial last year, but this was his first time working extensively and getting face time with Polamalu.

"I didn't really get to know them on my visit, but this time, I got to know them and I was pretty happy.  It was all exciting for me.  I like the school a lot," said Brown.  

The conversation with Polamalu was big too.

"Before we started doing 7on7, he was talking to me and asking me all these questions, about if I have brothers and sisters and then he said, 'I want you in my program,' and all that," said Brown.  "Then he said he wanted to see me again after (camp).  I wasn't expecting the offer, but I'm really happy I got it."

Brown has played for 760 Athletes all offseason and saw some of his older teammates get offers and get recruited.

"Watching older guys like Jordan Genmark-Heath, teammates getting offered, it makes me realize you have to work harder," said Brown.  "I thought it would be same type of thing, waiting until my junior year."

Brown is also hearing from Fresno State and Arizona.

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