A prospect that has flown somewhat under the radar up to this point had a coming out party a big time event this weekend. Duncan (S.C.) J.F. Byrnes wide receiver Freddie Brown III showed everyone he is one of the top players in the Palmetto State at the “Southeast Select 7-on-7” tournament held in Hoover, Alabama this weekend.
“I have offers from Wake Forest, Kentucky and South Carolina right now in football,” Brown said. “They all want me to play both football and basketball, but right now I don’t put on over the other. My plan is to take the football scholarship and play both.”
The 6-foot-4, 195-pound Brown runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. He is coming off a shoulder injury and a move from North Carolina, which explains the lack of publicity. He is the son of Wofford running backs coach Freddie Brown II.
“Right now I would say that my top schools are all the ones that have offered me and Virginia, NC State and Georgia because they are also recruiting me,” Brown said. “I don’t know about playing at Wofford with my dad because I want to play a little bit bigger than that and he understands that.”
As a junior Brown had 86 catches for 1,459 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also scored over 1,000 points in basketball as a junior. He has a 255-pound bench press.
“I’m pretty much open to anything about a school,” Brown said. “I would like to play early and I would like an opportunity to play both football and basketball. I will also look at the size of the school. Leaving home is not a real big issue with me.”