Schools eye new Sequoias wideout

A JUCO player looking to make a name for himself this year is College of the Sequoias WR Ontario Brown (6-0, 190). He played at Reedley last fall, but decided a change in venue was in order for him to get more interest from four-year schools and so far that decision has paid off...

Brown was a standout prep running back at Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Alabama, but was unable to qualify for a D-1 scholarship due to bad test scores.

"I was a little frustrated, but it was what it was, so I had to make the best of it," Brown told "I decided to come out to Reedley and play, but they already had a running back there in Avery Horn who had been at Michigan, so they decided to move me to receiver instead so I could get on the field."

Because Reedley is more of a running team, Brown didn't get many opportunities to get his hands on the ball so he decided a change of scenery was needed in order to showcase his talents.

"Sequoias was the perfect opportunity for me to come in and have a chance to play and show people what I could do," Brown said. "I have the speed to get down the field and I can take short passes and make plays with my legs because I used to play running back.

"After talking to the coaches here, they said there's a chance I might play some running back too, so it will just be how I can help the team the most and that's what I'm looking forward to doing."

So far recruiting is just kicking into gear for Brown, but schools have shown him some early interest.

"I have two offers already -- from Alabama State and North Texas," Brown said. "Arizona, USC and Texas A&M have all talked to me a little and they want to see more of me, so that's about it."

Brown is on pace to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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