Highland's Brown is a lock-down corner

He isn't the biggest corner physically, but challenge Highland CB Colby Brown (5-10, 178) and you'll see how big his heart is. The talented corner prospect is a competitor and he told JCFootball.com that's what he lives for...

"I just love to compete," Brown told JCFootball.com recently. "I love playing man-to-man, bump-and-run, press and just competing against wide receivers every chance I get.

"We most did that, but we also played some zone and I do that well too, but bump-and-run, that's what I do best."

Brown prepped at North Clayton (College Park, Ga.) High School and was a standout there, but while he loves to compete on the football field, he admits he didn't take things as seriously in the classroom.

"My grades were poor in high school," Brown said. "I learned a lesson because I let that stand in my way of playing ball.

"I was set to go to either West Hills out in California or here to Highlands and after talking about it with people, we figured this was the best place for me to be."

As a freshman last fall for Highland, Brown was part of a resurgence in talent for the Scotties in a secondary that featured two players -- Tunde Bakare and Demarkus Perkins -- who signed with D-1 programs.

"We had a lot of great athletes last year and we do again this year," Brown noted. "I had 31 tackles, three interceptions and 14 pass breakups which was second in the conference behind (Coffeyville's) Nukeese Richardson.

"I didn't get All-Conference or even honorable mention, so this year I'm out to get on there and to help my team to a bowl game. Those are my goals."

Because of his competitive nature as well as his 4.3 speed and outstanding quickness, Brown has talked to a few schools who like what they've seen thus far.

"I've talked a little bit with Indiana, but the two I've talked the most with are Louisiana Tech and Wyoming," Brown said. "I'm hoping to get some offers from them soon and for some other schools to notice me so I have a good selection to choose from.

"I'll play anywhere that is the right fit for me so distance isn't a factor at all and I want to find a good school with a good coaching staff that can get me ready to play at the next level."

Brown is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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