Fred Brown out of Coffee is a dynamic junior running back who caught our eye during the early part of the season. His good play has continued for the top-ranked 5A program, and just last week, the junior broke off a run that will be one to remember.
Brown took a handoff at the 40-yard line where he quickly got upfield. Before you knew it, Brown was at the 2nd level, but a Bradwell Institute defender had a clean shot. The quick-footed junior hopped out of the tackle, then spun around a defensive lineman, and unbelievable came through untouched. Brown then scampered the final 30 yards stiff-arming a defender the final few yards before crossing the endzone.
The run showcased the incredible balance and quickness of Brown. On Sunday night, he was named to our weekly top plays, and eventually, the junior was voted into the top 3 plays of the week.
Brown has played well this year with 9 touchdowns under his belt. The junior is currently 2nd on the team in rushing yards with 326 and is averaging a whopping 8.6 yards per carry.
The junior wants to rush for over 1k yards on the year and feels like his season is going well.
“My high school season is going great so far! I have 9 touchdowns and I wish for more to come,” Brown said.
The junior said his focus over the last year was to improve his speed and to finish his runs with scores. That has certainly been the case so far, and remarkably, Brown is scoring a touchdown every 4 times he touches the football.
On the recruiting front, Brown has not heard from any schools yet and has not taken any kind of college visits. The process has really just started for the class of 2024 prospect; with colleges just now being able to contact Brown starting on September 1st.
Being the #2 back, even on a powerhouse program in 5A, can certainly get you overlooked by evaluators, especially early in the process, but the 5’10” 200 lbs. back can certainly play the game. Brown plays low to the ground, he hits the whole hard and shows good leg drive in combination with excellent determination to eke out extra yards after contact.
He’s a bruiser of a runner who can carry the pile and should figure to play an important role down the stretch for the Trojans. Truthfully, it’s hard to not jump a year from now where Brown will be getting the lion’s share of the carries and should yield big offensive numbers.
Smart college scouts will see the production coming, and we expect Brown’s recruitment to gain momentum over the months, so be sure to follow our Twitter page @RecruitGeorgia to hear the latest on the Coffee recruit and athletes everywhere in the state of Georgia.