Brown Talks First Offer

After two productive games, 2017 College of the Canyons WR Marquise Brown (5-11, 170) is off to a great start this season and he recently received an offer from a Pac 12 school...

Brown announced his offer from Washington State on his Twitter page late last night.

"Coach (Jamarcus) Shephard at Washington State was at Western Kentucky and he had recruited me out of high school," Brown told "When he saw that I hadn't signed with anyone, he said he was going to be keeping tabs on me and they saw my game and he said they really liked what they saw on my film and what I could do on the field and that they felt I would be a good fit in their offense and for what they like to do, so they offered me."

With the Cougars being his only offer to this point, did Brown think about committing?

"Well, it's definitely exciting to get the offer and I would love to play for them, but it's still really early in the process for me," the freshman wideout said. "I mean, my coaches have said a lot of schools are talking to them about me and as soon as I put out the Washington State had offered, I got contacted on Twitter by Oregon and West Virginia, so I'm not really ready to make a decision, but (Washington State) will definitely be a school that will have a special place for me because they were the first to offer."

Besides those three schools, Brown said he's also heard from Oregon StateUCF and Boise State.

So far this season, Brown has shown himself to be the gamebreaker many thought he could be at the collegiate level, hauling in eight passes for 189 yards and four touchdowns.

"I've got 4.33 speed, so I can get down the field, take the top off the defense, pretty well," Brown said. "I also get good separation out of my breaks, I feel like I'm a difference-maker and I can make big plays every time I get my hands on the ball."

As a prep, Brown attended Chaminade-Madonna in Hollywood, Florida, but he went unrecruited.

"I felt like I was just overlooked," Brown said. "I didn't get out to many camps and I think a lot of coaches just didn't see the potential in me, so I came out here to Canyons and I'm out to show people that I can get it done at the highest level.

"The coaches out here are great and I formed a really good relationship with them early on and it just felt like the right place for me."

Brown is an excellent student and he fully-qualified out of high school, so he can leave in December and he will have four years to play three following the 2016 football season.


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