TAMPA, Fla. - After several Division I signees leave the halls at Tampa Jefferson, there will certainly be no drop off in talent in the coming years. Though many people are well aware of the future senior offensive players, safety Kevin Brown is giving college programs a reason to look on the other side of the ball.
At 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Brown has shared time both at the strong safety spot and the outside linebacker position. Brown feels he can grow into a linebacker or be a big safety at the next level. Either way, college programs are paying attention with letters.
"I just like to tackle, I'm a down-right hard-hitting football player," Brown said. "I'm hearing from a lot of SEC programs. I just like that conference, I feel like the best players come out of there.
"I get a lot of letters from schools like Florida, Auburn, Southern Mississippi, and Tennessee."
Brown says it's tough to gauge who may offer first, but he's spent a lot of time thinking about one school.
"I took an unofficial visit to Auburn for their junior day and I like it there," Brown said. "I want to check out a couple of other SEC schools. But, Auburn and Florida are kind of my early favorites."
The Florida prospect will also make a return trip to Auburn for a summer camp stop. He also wants to check out Florida and Tennessee for camp trips as well.
As for what he's looking for in a school, academics will actually be a big factor.
"I want to be in a good college atmosphere that's not real hectic so I can focus," he said. "Also, a school with my major is what I'm looking for. I want to be a doctor or do something in that field."