Last season in Antioch, Tenn. running back Lamarcus Coker got all the hype even after he suffered a hamstring injury and missed much of his senior year. Quietly his back up Preston Brown racked up yards and turned the heads of college coaches and he's off to a monster start this year.
"This past Friday night we played Hunter's Lane and beat them in a real close game 23-21," Brown said. "I carried the ball 30 times for 309 yards and two touchdowns. I just had the mindset that we were going to win that game no matter what, it always took a bunch of them to get me on the ground."
The 5-foot-9, 180-pound Brown attended the Oxford NIKE camp where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, the shuttle in 4.2 seconds, has a 30-inch vertical jump and does 20 reps on the bench press.
"Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State, Oklahoma State, Kentucky and Auburn are some of my favorites," Brown said. "I was going to go to the Tennessee game this weekend, but I couldn't make it. This weekend I am going to the Middle Tennessee-North Texas game. I know that I am going to Tennessee-Florida in a couple of weeks."
Brown is ranked as the No. 9 all-purpose back in the nation and the No. 6 player in the state of Tennessee by Rivals.com.
"I am going to start scheduling my visits pretty soon probably," Brown said. "I want to take those before I make my decision. For me it is all about where I can see the field the quickest. I don't care if it's offense or defense, I just want to be out there. I am going to be watching a lot of teams real close this year."