Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough athlete Anthony Brown has emerged as another name in the Central Florida area. So far this spring, he has picked up two offers.
"Ball State and Indiana have offered me so far," Brown said. "They told me that they like what they see out of me. They said I am a good kid. They are hoping that I come to their school. Things like that. They also told me to keep working hard and just do good."
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete is versatile and has schools intrigued on both sides of the ball. At Hillsborough, Brown has been utilized as a running back, slot receiver, cornerback, kick returner, as well as in the wildcat. As a junior, Brown excelled on defense at the cornerback position racking up 69 tackles to go along with an interception for the Terriers.
"Ball State wants me to play defensive back," Brown said. "Indiana asked me if I wanted to play running back for them. I am not sure. Indiana asked me if I wanted to play offense or defense, so I guess they will figure that out."
Brown doesn't care where he ends up lining up at, as long as it means he is on the field early and often.
"I really love offense, but when it comes down to it, it is about whatever gets me on the field," Brown said. "It really doesn't matter."
In addition to Ball State and Indiana, Brown is also hearing from Michigan State, Purdue, Rutgers, South Florida, and Washington State. He believes two of those schools are close to offering.
"(Hillsborough) Coach (Earl) Garcia told me Purdue is really close," Brown said. "He also said that USF was at practice the other day and they liked what they saw. An offer from USF would mean a lot because they are right there at home and an upcoming program. An offer from them would mean a lot to me."
Football isn't the only sport where Brown competes at a high level. He recently competed in the 100 meter and 200 meter finals at the state track and field meets. He ran a 10.67 in the 100 and a 21.60 in the 200.