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Brown looks for more exposure

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LOS ANGELES - Erik Brown was one of the top receivers at Sunday's 4th Quarter Sports Elite 7on7 Tournament and the Fontana (Calif.) Summit standout hopes more performances like that will come.
The more Brown does well against top competition the more the 6-foot, 167-pound prospect can get noticed by colleges.
It's not far-fetched at all because Brown has excellent speed, outstanding hands and is a playmaker. Whenever his team's quarterback threw the ball near him, Brown came down with it and made things happen.
UCLA stands out the most early on especially since Brown has connections to that school and he camped there last summer. Washington, Boise State and USC are also showing early interest.
"I'm hearing from a few schools but it's really early for me," Brown said.
"It's kind of just popped up for me. I heard the most from UCLA because I went to camp there last year and I talked to coach (Eric) Yarber a lot. That led to us keeping in contact. They're the most involved.
"The campus is beautiful. I had an aunt that went there. I grew up there kind of. The football program is coming up. I like what they're doing with their receivers. I had a cousin that went there, Sheldon Price, so I know a lot about them."
Mainly, local programs are showing early interest in Brown but that could change once he gets out to more national events. The Fontana Summit recruit can hang with anybody and now he wants college coaches to take notice.
And Brown is willing to play anywhere.
"It's whatever fits best," Brown said. "I wouldn't mind getting away for college. I'm just looking for the best experience."
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