Piedmont, Calif., has never been known as a big-time football powerhouse, but 6-foot-4, 190-pound two-star receiver Phillip Brown helped change that perception this season. After going 2-7-1 and 0-5 in league last year, Brown helped Piedmont turn things around to a 6-3-1 record and a league championship.
"We're excited about the progress we made," Brown said. "I really feel we've turned the program around. I'd like to think I had a big part in it. I played very well this season and did everything I could to help the team win."
Everything included 39 catches for 540 yards and five touchdowns. He said he tripled his receptions from 2004 to 2005. Those numbers are starting to bring more and more attention from the college coaches.
"I've been hearing a lot from Portland State, UC-Davis, I've talked to Cal, San Diego State and Washington," Brown said. "I've also been talking to Nevada-Reno quite a bit. I went to UC-Davis and Reno for games this year, and I liked them a lot.
"I think UC-Davis is talking to me the most about an offer, and Cal said they'd like me to come on as a preferred walk-on. But I'm pretty confident I should get a D-I offer. I just need to get the films out to the schools, but I also wouldn't have a problem walking on at a place like Cal because it's a great program that's close to home."
Davis said he's not playing basketball this season and should be able to devote more time to the recruiting process.