Friday, March 8, 2013
WR Erik Brown is ready to break out
By Erik McKinney
Wide receiver Erik Brown (Fontana, Calif./Summit) collected two offers last week, but it was a standout performance at last weekend's NLA 7-on-7 Las Vegas that really put him on the map.
Leading up to the event, Brown picked up his first two offers in the span of a few hours.
"I had no idea they had their eyes on me," Brown said. "I heard that Houston offered during third period, and then shortly after, I heard Nevada offered."
Brown made a quick statement over the weekend, as he authored one of the highlights of the tournament when he went up high along the sideline to grab a deep touchdown pass over a cornerback. The 6-foot, 170-pound receiver plays both ways for his high school team, and college coaches have taken notice of his ability. He said Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, Cal and Oregon State have all expressed interest and could be close to extending offers.
The Beavers are the only team that has discussed playing cornerback at the next level. The rest of the attention is coming as a receiver, but Brown said he isn't bothered by talk of positions right now.
"I just love the game of football," he said. "I'll play anywhere. I want to take my time [with recruiting]. I want to take all my visits, really study each school and go over everything with my parents."
Brown will take part in several football events this offseason, but he said his main priority will be track this spring.