Brown talks recruiting and plans

As one of the top tacklers in the California JUCO ranks, Mt. San Jacinto LB Dejon Brown (6-3, 225) has attracted a lot of early attention in the recruiting cycle, but he has just two offers to show for it. That being said, several other schools are on the cusp of extending a full ride and recently caught up with him to get the scoop on recruiting as well as his summer plans...

"Right now, my two offers are from Washington State and New Mexico," Brown said. "My coach gave me a list of schools that are asking about me and who seem like they could be pretty close, but they are just waiting on my grades this spring and summer just to make sure about my progress.

"The ones that like me a lot are Oregon, Arizona, Fresno State, California and UTSA and I'm visiting Arizona State this weekend and I'm hoping they offer because I like them a lot."

As a freshman this past season, Brown led the Eagles with 81 tackles and 11 tackles-for-loss while also totaling 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two interceptions.

"I definitely had a good season, but I expect more from myself," Brown said. "Probably what I do best is hustle and hit. I out hustle everyone and when I get to the ball, I hit guys and they go down.

"This offseason I'm working on my footwork and my leverage. With quicker feet you can react faster to where the ball is going and with leverage, you can hold your edge and take on blockers better."

One thing about Brown that is atypical of most JUCO players of his stature is that he was a full-qualifier out of Beaumont (Ca.) High School.

"It was a small school so I didn't get a lot of looks from schools," Brown said. "I decided to come here to Mt. San Jacinto because of the staff here and I just felt comfortable.

"It's definitely been a good move for me."

While he was a full-qualifier, out of high school, Brown plans to return to Mt. San Jacinto this fall and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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