Brown's a burner

Kenny Brown is known for his blazing speed

The Class of 2009 in Louisiana is strong with receivers and 2010 looks to be a pretty good year as well. One player who is grabbing some early headlines is Lake Charles-St. Louis Catholic product Kenny Brown.

Brown is what college coaches are looking for in a slot receiver and a return guy.

 

St. Louis head coach Mike Johns says Brown checks in at 5-10 ½ and weighs 150 pounds with a hand-timed 4.4 (40).  

 

“He’s very athletic and he’s a burner,” Johns said. “He’s got great hands, good speed and he’s a big playmaker. They double-covered him this year and tried to take things away from him so that hurt his numbers, but the kid is a special weapon.”

 

As a sophomore, Brown burst onto the scene and pulled in 37 passes for 480 yards and four touchdowns. This past season, he drew a lot more attention, but still caught 36 passes for 416 yards and four scores.

 

Last year, St. Louis threw the ball a little more, but Brown also had the luxury of having Justin Moreaux, who signed with TCU but ended up at a junior college, on the other side.

 

This year, Brown was the go-to guy in a Saints’ offense that had to break in a new quarterback. Although his numbers were down a little, Johns feels that his speedy wide out has plenty of what coaches are looking for.

 

“He’s very athletic and he’s a burner,” Johns said. “He’s got great hands, good speed and a big playmaker. They double-covered him this year and tried to take things away from him so that hurt his numbers, but he still made a lot of plays for us.”

 

Johns said that college coaches have already called and inquired about Brown. He said that one thing keeps coming up when he talks to coaches and that is what makes him such a special talent according to his headman.

 

“The thing with him is he makes things happen when he catches the ball,” said Johns. “He makes a lot of big-time catches and what he does after he catches the football is what makes him so dangerous.”

 

LSU, Nebraska, UCLA, Cal and Louisiana Tech are just some of the schools that have expressed an early interest in Brown. More schools will be added to that list over the next few months and there are already four that have some early special interest.

 

“I really like USC, Ohio State, Florida and LSU,” Brown said. “Those would be my top choices. Growing up, those were just some of the schools that I thought would be cool to play for. But, I’m going to wait and see which schools recruit me and which ones offer me before I really put too much thought into anything.”

 

According to Johns, Brown should have the necessary academic requirements once he gets a qualifying test score.

 

When that happens the floodgates could open if they haven’t already done so.

 

“He’s a good kid and he’s going to make a good player for somebody,” Johns said. “The things he does with the ball in his hands is just too good to pass on. That’s what you’ll see on film.”

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