WR Brown Could be Nightmare for Corners

Just because players don't put up outstanding stats, doesn't mean they aren't players that schools are keeping an eye on.  Lackawanna (Pa.) College WR Justin Brown (6-3, 205) is a perfect example of a prospect who has what teams are looking for athletically, but he hasn't really had a chance to show it yet.

"Our school is more of a defensive school and a running school," Brown told JCFootball.com.  "Last year another receiver started in front of me and he didn't have many stats either.  It's just the way our program is, but we win so it's hard to argue with the success."

Last year Lackawanna, which finished 7-3 in 2005, placed six players in D-1 programs and 14 total prospects at four-year schools.

"Heading into this summer I'm the starter and I'm working hard with my quarterbacks to make the most of the chances I'll get this fall," Brown said.  "I'll do anything to help us win, whether that's returning punts, kicking, catching it, running it, whatever…I'll do what I need to do to win."

That attitude served him well at Dover High School in New Jersey where he amassed 1000 yards rushing, 300 yards receiving and 19 touchdowns his senior season for the Tigers. 

"I had offers from UConn and Rutgers, but I didn't have enough core classes to qualify so I had to go JC," Brown said.  "I had something like a 2.8 GPA, but I didn't find out until my senior year that I was short on core classes.  That's why I couldn't go to those schools."

As far as recruiting is concerned, Brown's coaches have received numerous requests for his film.  Rutgers, Connecticut, Delaware, West Virginia and East Carolina are all schools that hold Brown's interest right now, although none have contacted him with letters or phone calls. 

"My coach said as soon as my film gets out, schools will start sending me stuff, so that's what we're working on getting out right now," Brown noted.

Brown claims a 4.4 forty time, a 37-inch vertical and benches 225 pounds 12 times.

Brown has a solid 2.7 GPA and plans to graduate in May of 2007.  He will have three years to play two and plans to major in Business.


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