Derrick Brown has two offers already but the Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta dual-threat quarterback hopes to get more by going to summer camps. Coaches have told him they're interested and the idea is to perform well in the next few weeks and to have a bunch of other offers come in.
"All of the coaches told me that they need to get me in front of their head coach and they need to get me in to camp," Brown said. "Film shows a lot but coaches need to see you in person. When colleges see me in person they're going to say, 'This guy is pretty good.'"
Brown, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound prospect, has been offered by San Diego State and Colorado State and said he's hearing from Alabama, UCLA, Oregon Boise State, Colorado and Fresno State.
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In his junior season, Brown threw for 1,886 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for another 913 yards and 15 scores. Rivals.com rates him as the No. 19 dual-threat quarterback in the 2011 class.
Last weekend, Brown attended the UCLA Above and Beyond Camp and said he enjoyed his experience, the hope being the Bruins might offer soon. He also plans to work out at the EA Sports Elite 11 Quarterback Camp in Las Vegas later this month and could attend some college camps as well.
In no rush to make a decision, Brown hopes to pick up more than just his two offers before his senior year of football starts. That way he could take official visits and then make a decision from there.
"I'm going to take my visits, try to enjoy this whole process and my decision will probably be after football season," he said.
The Vista Murrieta quarterback has already visited San Diego State and came away impressed not only with the campus but the ideas the coaching staff had for the program's future. Brown has not yet visited Colorado State but has been in touch with quarterbacks coach Daren Wilkinson.
"I took an unofficial visit like two months ago and they're really interested in me, the school is beautiful and the coaches have a really good mindset of what they're trying to do and what they're trying to bring to that program," Brown said of San Diego State.
"I've been trying to get out (to Colorado State) but it just hasn't happened yet. I don't really know much about that school. I've talked to their quarterbacks coach twice and from what he's told me that's all I know."