There is a five-sport letterman that is beginning to see his stock soar. In the last three weeks he has picked up three offers to up his total of scholies to five and before this spring is over there could be a lot more. Not only is this guy is a five-sport letterman, he has excellent bloodlines too.
Defensive end Keith Browner (6-6, 235, 4.57) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey is the player who has seen his stock soar in recent weeks.
Besides football, Browner lettered in basketball, baseball, track and swimming. It will be football that the talented Browner will get his college scholarship.
Browner was an all-city and all-league selection from his defensive end position after registering 48 tackles, 13 sacks, eight tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries as a junior.
Not only does Browner get the job done on the field but he's stellar in the weight room, too. He is currently benching 280, squats 415 and cleans 265. According to Browner, he has an outstanding 38-inch vertical.
No wonder it has been a very busy couple of months for Browner.
"UCLA head coach (Karl) Dorrell called Wednesday evening and offered me a scholarship," Browner said. "Coach (Mike) Stoops of Arizona called last week and told me the Wildcats offered as well."
The first offer on the table was given by the Baylor Bears and they were soon followed by another team with the name of Bears, Cal.
"I went to Cal's junior day," Browner said. "After everybody left Cal gave a few of us a folder and in it was a full offer."
The Oregon Ducks offered Browner a full scholarship over the phone a few weeks ago by the Duck's headman Mike Bellotti.
Other Pac-10 teams USC and Washington have also been on campus recently and an offer could be coming in the future.
Next week Miami, Florida, Oklahoma and Kansas State are just some of the headliners coming to the Dorsey campus to inquire about Browner and some of his talented teammates.
"Cal is pretty much a little ahead of everybody at this time," Browner said. "Because of the connection we have and the reputation of their academics."
"There isn't a lot of stress when I'm on Cal's campus," Browner said. "You are relieved when you're on their campus."
"UCLA is right behind Cal," Browner said. "I'm looking to attend a school with excellent academics."
"Not only do I want to play for a good team and program," Browner said. "But the school has to have good academics as well."
Though Browner's Dad was a standout for USC that doesn't mean he's head to Troy.
"My Dad doesn't care where I play," Browner said. "He tells me to do what's best for me."
"I also talk my Mom about the recruiting process," Browner said. "She sometimes sees things that I don't."
"Truthfully when comes right down to it," Browner said. "I'm pretty open to college choice."
Something pretty interesting to keep an eye on this fall is Browner is going to play both ways. Not only is he going to play defensive end, but he will see action as a wide receiver.
What a nightmare for opposing defensive coordinators and defensive backs. Can you imagine what weapon a 6-foot-6 guy who runs the way Browner does and has a vertical of 38-inches will be?