It’s the type of thing that can drive a potential recruit crazy.
Oakland, Calif. tight end/defensive end Sean Brown still has no division one scholarship offers—even after being named the Defensive Line MVP of the Cal Full Contact Camp and earning all-Combine honors at the Scout.com
combine in San Francisco this summer.
He has already made his presence known early in 2007. He posted two tackles, forced a fumble as the opposing quarterback was handing off the ball and played multiple positions on the defensive front in his team’s first game of the season last Friday.
At nearly 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, the senior has the size to become a force at the next level, and with solid receiving skills, a sub 5-second 40 and experience at a manifold of positions, Brown is an attractive DI prospect in a number of ways.
So why haven’t the offers been pouring in?
”I have no clue, to tell you the truth,” Brown said Saturday in a phone interview with CowboyBlitz.com. “I’m basically planning on just doing my best job this season and seeing what happens.”
Having already garnered interest from a bevy of programs, including California, San Jose State, UC Davis, UCLA, San Diego State, William & Mary, UNLV, Washington State and Wyoming, Brown doesn’t seem overly concerned with the lack of offers.
“I’m just staying patient,” he told Scout.com in July.
“I don’t have any power over it. I just have to play my best,” he added Saturday.
Brown said of all the schools that have shown interest, Wyoming and UNLV have recruited him the most aggressively, and after the Cowboys’ 2-0 start to the ’07 season, the big senior will be taking a hard look at the Pokes when it comes time to pick a school.
“It was a blowout I hear,” he said of UW’s 23-3 season-opening rout of Virginia last Saturday. “It definitely piqued my interest. I was impressed. They’re kicking butt over there, and it made me want to check them out even more.”
Wyoming had previously extended an offer to Colorado defensive end/tight end Zach Tiedgen, but the Highlands Ranch senior recently committed to Colorado State. That may open the door for Brown, who is one of only two tight end prospects listed as two-star or better which the Pokes are considering for 2008. The other is Colorado Springs standout V.J. Holmes, a 6-4, 220-pound, two-sport athlete who does not have an offer either.
“We’ve talked a couple of times, maybe three or four times, just on the phone,” Brown said of UW’s coaches. “They’ve just checked up on me and asked me how it’s going and made sure I’m working hard.”
Brown earned all-combine honors in San Francisco as a tight end, but the Cowboys think the California star has the potential to be used in a host of ways.
“They told me, ‘We’re looking at you as a tight end, defensive end and maybe even outside linebacker.’ It seems like they’re just kind of recruiting me more as an athlete.”
A scholarship offer would go a long way in acquiring the young man’s services for 2008, and Brown has no reservations about donning the brown and yellow.
“I’m just looking for a school that wants me to play football,” he said. “I would love to play for Wyoming.”
To view his player page and see highlights of his junior season click here.