DL Prospect No Closer

Long Beach Poly's <b>Kevin Brown</b> is taking his time in recruiting. In fact, he has a new leader from the last time we spoke with him. He does have something else pretty big on his mind right now, though...

Kevin Brown, 6-2, 285, 4.9, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, is presently keeping all his recruiting options open, and he is hoping to get back on track this week in a huge game for Poly after being slowed by an injury the past few weeks.

"I really haven't trimmed my list of schools yet," Brown said. "Right now I'm hearing a lot from Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, UCLA, Oregon and Washington." Brown then said that those schools are also the ones he is most interested in at the moment, but added, "Right now I have to say my favorite is Florida State."

The west coast schools have all offered a scholarship, while Florida State has not offered yet. Michigan, which was thought to be leading for Brown, was never mentioned.

Brown has not set up any official visits, and says he would like to wait until Poly's season is over.

Asked if his season on a personal level has been going well, he said, "Not really. I've been hampered by an ankle injury, so I really haven't been playing too much. I played two series in our third game of the season. I played only about a quarter in our game in Hawaii, but that was a great trip. We were there for four days. In the first game of the season I played the whole game, and I had two sacks and five tackles. But this weekend I should be playing the whole game."

And this weekend's game is huge. Brown won't be attending any of the local college games this weekend as he travels with the Jackrabbits up to Oakland to take on the De La Salle Spartans (4-0) Saturday, Student Sports No. 1 nationally ranked high school that has a 129-game winning streak on the line. The game will be played in Cal's Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.

In Hawaii, Brown got to see the Spartans play in person against St. Louis of Hawaii. "They (De La Salle) won by ten. We watched that game pretty closely. They were blowing St. Louis out in that game, and then St. Louis came back in the fourth quarter."

He believes that Poly has a great opportunity to end the streak. "It could happen. We have a great team this year. De La Salle just hasn't looked as good as they looked last year. If we don't win, it'll be a big disappointment."

Brown has no timetable as far as recruiting decisions, and he wants to use his energies to concentrate on the remainder of his last season at Poly before tackling recruiting issues.

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