College of San Mateo QB Dru Brown is a full-qualifier who is looking for a four-year school to play at this coming fall

As a freshman this past season, College of San Mateo QB Dru Brown (6-0, 200) lit up Nor Cal defenses and he's looking for a four-year program to play at this coming fall...

During his freshman campaign with the Bulldogs, Brown completed 53.6% of his passes for nearly 1,900 yars with 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also rushed for 188 yards and six more scores.

"I'm definitely a dual-threat guy, but I'm a pass-first guy as well," Brown told JCFootball.com. "I prefer to sit back, make my reads and get the ball out to my receivers, but if things break down, I'm that guy who can either take off and hurt defenses with my legs or I can move around and keep the play alive and give my receivers more time to get open."

So far this offseason, Brown has focused on increasing his ability to understand defenses and also on adding more bulk to his frame.

"Honestly, I want to get smarter and increase my knowledge of the game and defenses in particular," Brown noted. "I have worked with coach 'T' (CSM defensive coordinator Tim Tulloch) studying film and showing me what defenses are trying to do against me and what I can do to beat certain defenses."

With a solid freshman season behind him, Brown is hoping to find a four-year program to sign with this spring, but so far, nothing has really materialized.

"I actually met with Hawaii last week," Brown said. "Coach 'T' has actually made some calls and my quarterback coach, Adam Tafralis, has made some calls too and I know that they have talked to Oklahoma State and Texas Tech as well."

As a prep at Los Gatos (Ca.) High School, Brown sat behind Nick Bawden, who signed with San Diego State in 2014, for three years, so he didn't get on a lot of recruiting lists before his senior season.

"Usually, guys that play as juniors can get schools to look at them with their junior film, but since I had to sit behind Nick, I wasn't really on anyone's radar because I really didn't have any film," Brown said. "I did have a walk-on offers from Washington State and Nevada, but I felt like I could earn a scholarship if I went JUCO and CSM was a great fit for me.

"A big thing with CSM is the bond you have with guys. At the JUCO level, most guys are out for themselves because they are trying to get recruited and impress coaches, but here at CSM, you have that bond with your team and everyone's goal here is the same - win state. We focused on our team here and that results in guys playing for each other and we let the rest come as it comes."

Brown can leave at any time and he hopes to find a home at some point this spring. If he does decide to sign with a team, he will have four years to play three starting this fall.

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