WR target Brown still waiting for offer from WKU

WR target Brown still waiting for offer from WKU

Jordan Wells

Atlanta Sports Academy wide receiver Stephon Brown has blazed a trail around the United States, visiting different schools to decide where he wants to play college football next season.

Brown’s list of top schools includes Boise State, Texas Christian, Central Florida, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee State and WKU. He said all of them have offered a scholarship, except for WKU.

“I’ve visited Boise State. They have a great winning tradition there,” he said. “Coach (Chris) Peterson is a great guy.”

Brown, who graduated high school in 2011 and went to prep school for a year, has also already visited TCU, with a visit to UCF planned for Jan 21. He has seen Georgia Tech up close on numerous occasions, with the school a short 30 minutes away from his home.

“I camped out at TCU, which was cool. The weather was great,” he said. “Georgia Tech is so close to home, which is always nice. But I’m still waiting to see if WKU offers before I make any decisions.”

Brown has played a few different positions during his football career. In a 37-6 victory over Locust Grove High School (Ga.) his senior year, Brown scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving), while also playing defense, grabbing an interception and adding five tackles.

He said he’s mostly being recruited as a slot receiver, except by TCU, who is recruiting him as a cornerback.

Brown said he tries to model his game after former Boise State receiver Titus Young, who currently plays in the NFL for the Detroit Lions.

“We’re like the same receiver,” he said. “Not the tallest, not the biggest, but we run great routes, soft hands, can make plays after the catch. I can be an X-Factor in the return game.”

Brown’s interest in WKU stems from defensive tackles coach Eric Mathies, who Brown said has been recruiting him for a while.

“Coach Mathies told me all about the town and the school in general. It’s a college town which is great,” Brown said.

He also said he wants to major in communications and sports broadcasting and knows WKU has a good reputation with those majors.

Brown also said a major factor in his decision could be the potential destination of his close friend, Class of 2012 wide receiver Jalen Bolton.

Bolton, from Newman H.S. in Newnan, Ga., is garnering interest from WKU, Tennessee Tech, MTSU, Arkansas State, and Appalachian State.

“If he goes to WKU, I’m definitely going to be a Hilltopper.” he said.