football

NC tailback getting major attention

Junior To Watch: Andre Brown
School: Greenville (N.C.) J.H. Rose
Position: Running back and defensive back
Size and speed: Brown is 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds.
Honors: Brown was named all-conference as a sophomore and junior and second team all-state as a junior.
Statistics: Brown rushed 181 times for 2,123 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior. He also caught 20 passes for 409 yards and three touchdowns.On defense he made 25 tackles, two tackles for loss and intercepted a pass.
Favorite schools: NC State, North Carolina, Duke, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Florida State
Skinny: Brown will likely be rated as one of the region's best running backs. He has a rare combination of size and speed and his physical play, along with his frame, is similar to Eddie George.
"I'm going to pick a school with great academics and a strength and conditioning program that will make me a much better athlete on the field. NC State, Duke, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech have offered me scholarships so far. I love to run over defenders and knock guys to the ground."
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