SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Selected to play in the annual Shrine Bowl event, Anderson (S.C.) Westside wide receiver Moe Brown is like any player born in raised in the Carolinas, it's an honor to play in a game he's been watching since he was a kid.
However, though the week is about the best of the best squaring off in competition, the 6-foot, 170-pound South Carolina commit knows that there is one other goal on everybody's mind. He wants to make sure that is first priority.
"The first thing we want to accomplish here is to raise money for the Shriners and hopefully get that up real big like they did last year," Brown said about this week's events. "That's kind of what we came here to do and that's what we plan to help out with however we can. Second, of course we want to beat the North and thirdly, maybe I can pickup the MVP if possible."
Brown sure has been playing well enough in practices this week to possibly earn that honor. When the ball came down because of a great catch, Brown was usually on the receiving end this week.
One thing that has helped relieve the stress of the week for Brown, is that he doesn't have to worry about impressing colleges. His recruitment was taken care of this past summer when he gave his commitment to the rising in-state school, South Carolina.
"Yeah, I'm committed to USC and my official visit is all set for Jan. 13," Brown said. "Coach Steve Spurrier was a big part of it. I like what they have going there. They're bringing in good people with good character who all are excited about winning a national championship."
"Plus, they're bringing in a top hurdler coach which appeals to me because that's something else I want to pursue."
Brown says that by getting together with the other players this week, they have meshed well together and are looking forward to a big game Saturday.
"Everybody is good out here, but real intelligent too so we're meshing well together," he said. "Things have been clicking out here and hopefully that can help us in the game."
Brown is rated as the No. 17 overall prospect in the state of South Carolina.