April 3rd, 2017 at 9:53 PM ^

As Mgofish pointed out on twitter, Brown was first team MaxPreps All American on defense with players like Aubrey Soloman, Dylan Moses, and Jaelen Phillips. Wouldn't be surprised to see him become a real contributor in some way.


April 3rd, 2017 at 11:02 PM ^

Granted I don't know this guy that well, but I can think of several possible reasons.

1.) Maybe the kid was a late bloomer. Every college has their big board made at the conclusion of kids junior year. Obviously their is some late shuffiling, but perhaps this kid wasn't noticable as a junior, and blew up his senior year once he grew physically and mentally.

2.) Probablly didn't camp much. 

3.) Maybe he played bad competition?

4.) He might have been focused on lacrosse and spent time training for that. Maybe he told coaches that is the sport he wanted to play.

5.) Maybe he benefited from a system or the players around him. 

6.) Every coach but Harbaugh sucks. 


April 4th, 2017 at 12:08 AM ^

Also, lacrosse recruiting begins very early so it's possible he has just been a lacrosse commit for a while and therefore not recruited for football. Football coaches aren't going to spend much time recruiting a kid who was committed to a different sport since his sophomore year.

Chalky White

April 4th, 2017 at 10:35 AM ^

Thanks for the link. I assumed he must have been in a division with smaller schools. If the divisions are the same as Michigan, I would think that could get at least an offer from a MAC school. 


If you remember Graham Glasgow's senior film, he looked like a player worthy of an offer. Having one season of football kept him from getting anything better than PWO offers. 


April 3rd, 2017 at 10:14 PM ^

I don't know this kid or his story, but there are legitimately great high school players every year who don't necessarily fit the mold college coaches look for. High school awards are for high school production and aren't based on projection at the next level.

Here's hoping he makes a big play in Columbus at some point during his career. Sounds like a good dude to have in the program.


April 4th, 2017 at 6:29 AM ^

Yep.  I remember a few years back there was a kid playing in our county that was a first team all state player, set some records, etc and wound up going to a DIII school because he was considered small and slow.  None of the local MAC schools even offered him - not even Akron or Kent which are right around the corner and not exactly powerhouse programs.

Same thing happens in basketball.  Some kid averages 30ppg in HS, but can't get a sniff at a big program because no one wants to recruit a 6'1" power forward with mediocre athleticism even if he did take his team to states.


April 3rd, 2017 at 10:09 PM ^

I assume the OHSAA a smaller division in Ohio?  How does it compare to the others?

Regardless, outstanding for him & I hope he has great success.


April 4th, 2017 at 2:31 PM ^

OHSAA is the ENTIRE athletics system of the high school sports in the state of Ohio.

Think of it like the NCAA.

It then has divisions that separate the schools based on size (FBS, FCS, DII, and DIII for NCAA)

And are then separated into conferences based on proximity, size, and competition level.

Mr. Yost

April 3rd, 2017 at 10:23 PM ^

Sounds like a kid who will play and contribute in a major way in a few years. Feels like a kid who will finish his career on scholarship.


April 3rd, 2017 at 11:08 PM ^

Go to the link and look at the Maxpreps Jhuddle Ohio football 2nd team defense. He is listed on the 2nd team AllOhio Big school defense at LB. So I guess I don't understand how a 2nd team guy could be the Ohio Defensive POY? Maybe their is multiple player of the year awards by different place. Like Gatorade and All incest team. But still a good pick up for a pwo.



April 3rd, 2017 at 11:28 PM ^

There are quite a few different all Ohio teams and player of the year awards. The AP has one and Maxpreps and a few others has them. Another great PWO. looks like this class of PWOs has some players who could end up on scholarship before there studies are done.
GO Blue!!!!!

The Fan in Fargo

April 3rd, 2017 at 11:55 PM ^

Has good speed, his plays jump out on tape and just from watching a few of his linebacker snaps, you can tell he has the coordination and ability to get the angles he needs to at 220 lbs. Adding 20 lbs. of muscle shouldn't hurt this kids speed. He could get the right angles for great blocks at fullback and if he added that weight, those 300lb. d-line guys will remember his pop. Especially after he's had a 5 to 10 yard head start. I could be wrong but he doesn't look like your Joe Bolden or Desmond Morgan type of talent. Here's to hope.


April 4th, 2017 at 12:14 AM ^

I wonder if Harbaugh will encourage him to play lacrosse too. He's been supportive of others doing multiple sports (although it didn't really work out that well for Drake Johnson).