Uncertainty for Brown

A big, physical defensive end in the southern California JC ranks this year was Southwestern DE Leonard Brown (6-5, 270). He had a solid season for the Jaguars even though he was battling some minor injuries and now he's hoping that will turn into some offers. Read on to see where things lie for Brown in the recruiting front and how he felt his season progressed…

"I had a good year individually, but we struggled until our last four games," Brown said over the weekend. "We won three of our last four though and the coaches are really building up the talent level here and getting the team to play hard and then good things will happen."

Brown finished the season with 32 tackles, four sacks, four passes defensed and five hurries.

"I had a chance to get some fumble recoveries, but I slipped before I could get to it and my teammates stole them from me," Brown said with a laugh. "I really worked hard on my strength and my technique and that really helped me be a presence on the edge this year."

Washington State had been the main suitor for Brown since the start of the season, but with the dismissal of head coach Bill Doba, Brown said his trip on December 8th has been put on hold.

"Coach (George) Yarno told me they really like me a lot and they were planning on offering me on my visit, but they don't know if they will have jobs in a couple weeks so right now it's sorta up in the air," Brown said. "Coach Yarno is a good guy and I liked him a lot. I kept telling him I was going to give his guys a workout if I came there and he said they love that mentality.

"I'm still considering them, but I need to see which new coach is there and where things stand with him."

Other than the Cougars, Iowa State, San Diego State, North Carolina A&T and Sacramento State have made overtures to Brown, but nothing as solid as Washington State.

"I'm a patient guy, so I'm not to stressed about it," Brown said. "Things will come when they need to come. I would like to get it figured out soon, but if not I will just wait to see what happens."

Brown will finish up his two-year degree in December and will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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