There is no question about it. If your team is looking for a linebacker, more than likely your school of choice has probably written Luthur (correct spelling) Brown (6-3, 227, 4.6) from Lakewood, Calif. Brown could be one of those players who before it is all over be offered by everyone.
Brown has an impressive resume that includes being selected his League’s Defensive Player of the Year, all-CIF, all-area and all-league for both his sophomore and junior seasons.
Brown was also member of the prestigious Long Beach Telegram Dream Team and, Student Sports underclass All-American and was a finalist for the Red Zone Old Spice National Defensive Player of the Year.
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Not a bad performance for a young man who was a junior and still has another season to go on the high school level.
“Luthur plays at a high intensity level,” Lakewood head coach Michael Christensen said. “He idolizes Ray Lewis, that’s why he wears number 52 and he plays a lot like Lewis too.”
“College coaches talk a lot about players with high energy motors,” Christensen said. “Luthur’s motor is super charged.”
Brown plays inside linebacker and makes a ton of plays. Though offenses would try to stay away from him it was useless because Brown covers a lot of ground.
For the season of 2003, Brown racked up 111 tackles, 11 pass breakups, five tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, two sacks and two interceptions.
Brown also has great lower body strength. He has a legit 500 pound squat, his bench is 325 and he cleans 250. Brown also has recorded a solid 29-inch vertical jump.
“Luthur has offers or will have offers from everyone,” Christensen said. “His top two are USC and Miami.”
Notre Dame, LSU, Oklahoma, Tennessee and UCLA are trying to crack the upper tier, but at this time it is the Trojans and the Canes.