September 9, 2010

Aggies, TCU lead race for Brown

Waxhachie wide receiver LaDarius Brown has heard a lot of things from defensive backs lining up across from him. Still, he wasn't prepared for what he got during the Eagles' opening game loss to Denton Guyer.
A recruiting pitch, courtesy of Texas A&M commit Josh Stewart.

"Josh was like, 'Come to A&M.' I said, 'I'm thinking about it,'" Brown said. "He said, 'Stop thinking. You need to come here.' He thinks we'd work well together."

The reason for Stewart's sales pitch is obvious: the 6 foot, 2-inch, 190-lb. Brown is one of the most sought-after receivers in Texas. While he had a rough go of things against Guyer, he rebounded with a strong all-around performance in Waxahachie's game last Friday night, a 50-7 trouncing of Dallas Carter.

"I had something like three catches for 40 to 50 yards," he said, "but I had a touchdown on a 40-yard pick and ran back another one on a punt return."

The sales pitch from Stewart isn't the only one he's hearing from A&M; the Aggie coaching staff has also gotten the four-star receiver's attention.

"They've been sending me a lot of mail," he said. "In fact, I have to call coach McMillan here in a little bit."

The interest shown by A&M has helped Brown narrow down his college choices to two: the Aggies and TCU.

"I visited both of them, they're both good schools," he said. "They both feel like a home away from home."

When he visited College Station, he said he was taken in by the size of Kyle Field and the idea of playing in front of a packed house.

"I wouldn't mind doing that, for sure," he said. "They play again at home (against Louisiana Tech) this Saturday. I'm coming down for the game either this Saturday or next Saturday."

Brown said there were a lot of things he liked about A&M.

"I like the town, the people, everything," he said. "I'm looking for a place with good coaches, and the offense they run. I'm looking for someone throwing the ball."

Even though Brown feels content with his finalists, he's not in any rush to make a final decision.

"I'm going to let it play out," he said. "I want to see how things play out for the rest of the year."

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