Thursday, July 18, 2013
Razorbacks land California juco CB
By Damon Sayles
Junior college cornerback Kweishi Brown (El Cajon, Calif./Grossmont College) made his first trip to Fayetteville, Ark., for an official visit to the Arkansas campus. From the minute he stepped in the city, he knew where home in the future would be.
Brown arrived on campus early Wednesday evening. It didn’t take long afterward for the 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback to give the Razorbacks his verbal pledge. Brown became Arkansas’ seventh commitment of the 2014 class.
Brown chose Arkansas over a Kansas State offer and interest from several schools, including Baylor, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Tennessee and Kentucky. Arkansas also holds the honor of being Brown’s first offer.
“They were the first school there, and they wouldn’t stop once they started,” Brown said. “That just caught my attention more. When I finally got here, it was just what I expected. I just went with my heart.
“The people here are very friendly; I was surprised. They have very good food places. They have this place called Catfish Hole; it’s pretty live there. A lot of people from town come in, especially when they know visitors are coming.”
A product of Valhalla High School in San Diego, Brown had a breakout freshman season and showed his ball-hawking skills at Grossmont. He finished with 28 tackles, seven interceptions and eight pass breakups and was a first-team, all-Southern California Football Association conference selection. In fact, Brown was one of only three freshman defensive players selected.
Brown will join cornerback Christopher Murphy (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter) in the Arkansas secondary. Brown, who will have three years to play two seasons, is looking forward to putting on a Razorbacks uniform and playing against the best athletes the SEC has to offer.
“There’s that, and with them being my first offer, you can’t top that,” Brown said. “I knew I wanted to experience something new, and I liked what Arkansas had to offer. Plus, I really like their new coaching staff.”
Brown was offered by Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash.