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Another prospect at Fair Park

Even though likely NFL first-round draft pick Morris Claiborne attended there, Shreveport (La.) Fair Park has never been known as a hotbed for college football talent. The school has only seen three prospects sign with Division I schools since Rivals started in 2002.
Savion Brown is hoping that number soon grows to four. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound athlete recently put on a strong showing at the Dallas Nike Football Training Camp and has started hearing from a few schools.
"I've been in touch the most with Nebraska, Mississippi State, ULL and (Louisiana) Tech," Brown said. "I've talked to both the Mississippi State and Nebraska recruiters.
"I've been invited to junior days at all four of those schools. I haven't been able to go to any of them though. All of them conflicted with track meets I had that day."
Brown is a standout in track, running the 100 meters and 200 meters as well as the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays. His best time in the 100 is 10.7 seconds. It is that speed that he says helps him be a better football player.
"I was just hoping to do down there to the Nike camp against a bunch of the top players from Texas and use my speed to show I could stand out," he said. "I think I did well and I think I proved I could play."
Though he worked out as a receiver at Sunday's camp, Brown plays both wide receiver and defensive back for his school and is open to either position at the next level.
"It really doesn't matter to me," he said. "I am really comfortable playing both of them. I'll play wherever somebody needs me to play."
Brown says it is too early to name favorites but does admit to hoping to hear from two additional programs.
"I really like Miami," he said. "I've just always liked them. I hope they start recruiting. Them and LSU, I'd love to hear from both of them. I know Morris (Claiborne) well. His family and my family are friends so it would be cool to follow in his footsteps."