Conversations between the Longhorns and 2013 defensive back Preston Brown (Stephenville, Texas/Stephenville) have been scarce to date. But that might change after his performance at Texas' mini camp on Saturday.
Brown said that he ran a personal best 4.31 40-yard dash and performed well in 1-on-1 drills. His previous best time was a 4.38 at the end of offseason.
“I honestly didn’t think I ran that fast,” Brown said. “I thought I could have run a little bit faster. It felt kind of slow because I haven’t worked out in a while.”
Oh, to feel like a 4.31 40 was slow, right?
All in all, Brown had a very fun and productive Sunday afternoon in Austin. It really came as a surprise to him that he was even there given that Texas really only started recruiting him about three weeks ago.
But he couldn’t have been happier as he grew up a huge Longhorns fan.
“When I was little I got a Longhorns shirt for one of my birthdays and then just watching them on TV it just took off from there,” Brown said. “I really liked it. To tell you the truth it was like we were all on the same team. We were all on the same page and worked together.”
Brown said he took a lot of different techniques away from the camp that he’ll be able to use with the Yellow Jackets next season. It will be a key season in his recruitment as he is sure to garner more attention after his 40-yard dash today. To date, he only has an offer from Tarleton State and is also receiving interest from UCLA.
He wasn’t able to speak to Texas’ coaches about where things will go from here but a coach of his was informed and relayed the message to him.
“My coach told me that they said they really wanted me to come to their camp and that they thought I would do really good and stick out really well,” Brown said. “That was about all.”
Texas is the only camp that Brown had penciled in. He will try and go to Baylor but fears that the state 7-on-7 tournament will interfere.
“I’m just taking it all in,” he said. “God has a plan so I am just waiting to see what’s going to happen.”