The 2010 offers are now officially beginning to roll out and early indications are that Nebraska will be looking for a quarterback. At least six quarterbacks have received offer letters from Bo Peliniâ€™s staff and one of those prospects is Allen (Texas) High School quarterback Matt Brown.
â€œYes sir, I got an offer from Nebraska,â€ confirmed Brown. â€œIt came about four days ago. They came up during the spring to check on our receivers and DBs and scout hem and they saw me and said I could be a good player.â€
Nebraska hadnâ€™t been a school that Brown had been thinking about pryor to the offer but now that it is in, he is very excited to have interest from the Cornhuskers.
â€œI havenâ€™t really thought about playing there,â€ he said. â€œItâ€™s definitely a good start for whatâ€™s to come. Nebraska is a great school and it has an amazing tradition.â€
Last season, the plan was for Brown to share time under center with a senior teammate, but after an injury, Brown found himself as the starter and never looked back. He passed for 2,420 yards and 25 touchdowns as a sophomore and added just under 1,000 yards rushing on the ground and 10 more touchdowns.
As good as that sophomore campaign was, Brown is expecting more as a junior.
â€œIâ€™ve been a lot better than I was last year,â€ he said. â€œI changed my throwing motion. It was kind of behind my head kind of the way Mike Vick played and now Iâ€™ve shortened up my motion and thatâ€™s really going to help me. I know my strengths and my weaknesses and I worked on my weaknesses and we have a great coaching staff at Allen.â€
Brown also will have a higher comfort level as a junior because of the experience of last season.
â€œItâ€™s kind of nice because last year I had a lot of pressure on me and I was kind of nervous. Now Iâ€™m playing the game the way itâ€™s supposed to be played.â€
Brown is in no hurry to address his college choices but instead hopes to stay focused on the season at hand. However, whenever the time comes to start taking a close look at schools, Brown will have no immediate favorites in the process.
â€œItâ€™s pretty much just up to God. Iâ€™m just doing what I need to get done and letting all that take care of itself.â€
Brown, who has family in Colorado, has been in contact with the Buffalo staff on the phone and has also called Texas Tech and some other Big 12 schools.