UP NEXT: 2012 Hanahan WR Chris Brown

With the season well underway 2012 WR Chris Brown of Hanahan has been highly productive for his squad. An extremely talented athlete who reminds us a little of his hero, Sidney Rice, Brown is another one to watch in 2012. We caught up with the talented 6'2 1/2 wide receiver prospect for an update as he's the latest player to be featured in our "UP NEXT" series.

Chris Brown Profile

Early in his junior season 2012 WR Chris Brown of Hanahan High School is starting to open some eyes. Just 4 games into the season he's almost already eclipsed his stats from his sophomore season. The 6'2 1/2 wideout through 3 games had 15 catches for 263 yards and 5 touchdowns. We caught up with Brown to talk about his junior season and just where his recruitment stands currently.

"We had a bye last week (2 weeks) ago. I had 3 catches for 70 yards and touchdown. On defense I also had a 40 yard interception for a touchdown," Brown told SCPrepNation.com.

Still relatively new to the recruiting scene a couple of schools have told him they will be keeping early tabs on him.

" I've attended 7 on 7 at Clemson and Carolina this year. At Clemson camp one of the coaches said they would keep in touch with me."

As of right now Brown says he hears a good deal from Coastal Carolina, The Citadel, and Clemson. He says the Tigers are coming at him the hardest out of those schools.

The Tigers already have one former Hanahan standout on their roster in Branden Ford and we asked if knowing Ford came from the same roots has provided some additional motivation to play college football.

"Yes sir. It's been a good motivator. He showed me what I needed to do, to standout, and go places."

Considering that Brown is already garnering college attention the young man is all about "team" and his comments about the goals for the rest of his junior season speaks volumes.

"As a team I want us to win and come together. I want to have great chemistry. There's no real personal goals for myself, I just want to help my team anyway I can."

Asked about the strengths and areas of improvement of his game Brown replied, "My ands and concentration are my biggest strengths. We work hard on having no dropped balls and I haven't dropped a pass yet this season. I'd say my jumping ability and speed are my other strengths."

"As far as improvements go I want to continue to get bigger and continue working on my blocking."

Brown doesn't shy away from competition either. Last year he says he went toe to toe with the best cornerback in the state, John Fulton of Manning High School who's currently playing for the #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.

"Yeah John Fulton from Manning was the toughest guy I've lined up against. He has good instincts and has good discipline and doesn't make many mistakes. I had like 5 catches for 49 yards and beat him on a jumpball so I was proud of that."

Another South Carolina native is one of Brown's heroes. "Sidney Rice. He has the mentality that whenever the ball is coming his way that the ball is his. I really like that about him."

Brown is also a big time performer for the Hanahan track team. Brown runs the 4x100 and also competes in the high jump, triple jump, and long jump. He reports personal bests of 48 1/2 feet in the triple jump, 6'4 in the high jump, and a long jump of 22'7.

Given his athletic prowess Brown says there are a few other schools out there that he'd like to hear a lot more from in the near future.

"I'd like to hear from Georgia, Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech."

An unofficial game visit may be in the works too Brown says.

"I may be attending the Clemson-Miami game. I talked with Dan Brooks and he wanted me to come to the PC game but I couldn't make it so I may make it up to the Miami game."

Last year also provided Brown with an impromptu meeting in the halls of Hanahan High.

"Steve Spurrier stopped by the school last year and gave me a questionaire. He asked my coaches about me and I bumped into him in the hallway."

For the very latest regarding Chris Brown's recruitment and junior season keep it locked right here with SCPrepNation.com!

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