North Shore High School is not known for its sleeper athletes. It is more known for headliners like Cory Redding, Andre Gurode and Bobby Reid.
Defensive back Chykie Brown, who burst on the scene as a junior cornerback, has emerged as a sleeper. He has continued his physical development this offseason, gaining nearly 10 pounds of muscle.
Brown (6-foot-1, 175-pounds) is the next is a string of Mustang cornerbacks to make the recruiting radar entering their senior season. He will follow North Shore alumnus Ricky Coxeff (Oklahoma State), Stephen James (Oklahoma State) and Freddie Patton (UTEP) as the Mustangs fourth consecutive cornerback to receive a Division I offer.
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"As coaches come through spring practice they will be all over Chykie," North Shore recruiting coordinator Tom Lewinsky said. "He has great hips and tremendous feet. In the end, he will be the most recruited of our seniors. Right now, however, he's a sleeper."
Brown had the fastest 40-yard dash time in the Mustang program this offseason, running and 4.4 and has a solid core grade point average. He currently lists Oklahoma State, LSU, Miami and Texas Tech as his favorites and is receiving the most interest from Oklahoma State to date.
"I consider myself a big, physical cover corner – like Champ Bailey," Brown said. "I also like to pattern my game after Deion Sanders of course. I've always thought since middle school that I would have a chance to play and college and I think my dream might become a reality.
"As far as my goals this year, I'm want to get more than five interceptions, several break ups and 40 tackles," he said.