5 Minutes With Derrick Brown

Vista Murrieta (CA) quarterback Derrick Brown updates us on how his recruitment went down and what he has planned for his senior year.

How is your summer going?

It's going well. We started passing leagues and 7 on 7's and it going well.

You recently committed to Utah? Why the Utes?

I felt like it was the best fit for me. Their offense is up my alley. I like the spread and I can make a good spread quarterback. The coaches were really cool. I really respect them and what they told me. They were very honest and upfront.

Are you planning an official visit?

I'm going to take an official visit in December once my season is over. I'll take a few unofficials early in the year.

What other schools have offered you?

San Diego State and Colorado State. I took an unofficial visit to SDSU because it is close by.

Utah has a big recruiting class coming in. Are you close with any of the other guys?

I know Ryan Henderson pretty well. We went to middle school together.

What are you planning on majoring in?

Criminal Justice. I want to be a cop.

What are your goals for the upcoming season?

We went 13-0 last year and then lost the big game against Chaparral (Temecula, CA) so we want to win CIF this year.

What are your goals before you enroll at Utah?

I want to drop a few pounds and add more muscle, definitely come in more lean. I'm at 236 right now. I also want to increase my speed.

You're a big guy and quite the athlete. If quarterback doesn't work out for any reason, would you be open to a position change?

I'll do whatever it takes to get on the field and help the team win, but I'd prefer to stay at quarterback.

How did Utah joining the Pac 10 affect your decision?

I always wanted to play in the Pac 10 as a kid and Utah gives me that chance. I was a USC fan growing up.

Would you consider the Trojans if they offered you?

No. I'm a Ute for sure. The coaches said they would stick with me so I'm going to stick with them. After I attended their camp, I sat down with my mom and said, "Mom, I want to be a Ute."

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