John Brown has a good frame and carries his 260 pounds rather well. Reporting a 4.75 second time in the 40 yard dash Brown is hearing from a few schools early on. Last year at Battery Creek Brown had 75 tackles, 5 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles. Those stats have earned him attention from the likes of North Carolina State and Stanford.
"I hear the most from North Carolina State and Stanford. North Carolina State is recruiting me the hardest right now though." Although he doesn't have a scholarship offer on the table yet Brown says he talks quite a bit with the Wolfpack staff. "I talk with them at least once a month and have talked a good bit with my position coach up there."
As he awaits that first offer Brown is staying busy with his offseason workouts to try and improve as a football player. "I have been working hard on trying to read the offense more so I'm ready for what's coming."
His goals for his Battery Creek squad are like a lot of the prospects in the Palmetto State...win a lot of games and ultimately a state championship. From a personal standpoint Brown said, "I want to become a very dominant player next year."
The local rivalry in Beaufort County is one that Brown says he looks forward to next season. "I look forward to playing Beaufort High because I played football with a lot of those guys since the 6th grade in middle school. It's a rivalry that's been going on for a long time."
Speaking of rivalries we asked Brown to recall some of his toughest opponents on the gridiron and he replied, "I'd have to say Steven Wright an offensive tackle from Beaufort and A.J. Green from Summerville."
Brown makes no bones about his sentiments for one of the aforementioned programs that's recruiting him. "If North Carolina State were to offer me I'd commit on the spot." The Wolfpack staff will definitely be keeping a watchful eye on the Battery Creek star as he continues to make improvements at his defensive tackle position.
Inside The Numbers...John Brown
Bench press: 335 pounds
Squat: 355 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.75 seconds
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