Brown Gets a Call

He's the son of the former Bruin football player, Theotis Brown, so there's naturally interest in UCLA for Trey Brown. Dad talked to a UCLA coach recently...

Trey Brown, 5-11, 185, 4.5, Shawnee Mission (Kansas) Northwest, received a number of calls on September 1st, but he was not available to take them since he was spending the day with his grandmother. "I had coaches call, but I wasn't here at the house. I know for sure that Kansas State, Kansas and UCLA called."

Brown says he is open right now, but names UCLA, Kansas State, Oklahoma St., Kansas, Missouri and Illinois as the schools that he is most interested in right now. Those are also the schools showing the most interest. When asked if his dad had a favorite, Trey said with a laugh, "He just leaves it up to me. He doesn't really say too much. He is trying to keep an open mind."

UCLA got a chance to see Brown first hand for four days at UCLA this summer when Brown attended UCLA's four-day camp, and Brown took full advantage of his opportunity. Brown was one of the most impressive rising seniors at the camp. His father, however, came away even more impressed with the UCLA cornerback coach, Todd Littlejohn. "I've spoken with him, and I talked to him again when he called on Sunday. I would have no problem letting Coach Littlejohn coach my son," Theotis Brown said. "He is a solid teacher, and has a great knack for motivating his players."

Trey said he thinks he's getting some pretty positive signals from UCLA. "I got a chance to talk to coach Toledo during and after the camp," Brown said. "He's a nice guy, and it was fun to go out there and work with them. After the UCLA camp I had a chance to talk to the coaches, and they liked what I did there. While they didn't officially offer, they said, ‘We would like you to come here. Don't be surprised if we offer you a scholarship, because we would really like to have you.' So we had some conversations about attending school at UCLA. They said they would like to have me, but nothing really official yet."

Besides the UCLA four-day camp, Brown did a good camp circuit during the summer. "Because K State is right around the corner they had a one-day camp that I attended," he said. " I also went to Oklahoma's four-day camp. I have had a lot of people talking about scholarships, but no official offers yet."

Brown plays on both sides as a cornerback, wide receiver and running back. As a sophomore Brown had seven interceptions and five as a junior. On offense he averaged 19 yards per catch and scored eight touchdowns last season. His team went 8-1 last season losing in the state playoffs. Brown begins his senior season Thursday against Junction City. "I would most likely play corner in college," Brown said. "I have fun playing all the positions. It's a lot of fun to have the ball in my hands, but corner will best suit me on the college level."

Brown is fully qualified.

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