Samuel Philip Brown has orchestrated Thomas County Central’s offense superbly this season throwing for 1430 yards while also rushing for 220 on the ground. He has a total of 23 touchdowns on the year, and perhaps the best score yet happened last week.
Thomas County Central was in the redzone where Brown dropped back. With his passing options looking grim, the senior deserted the pocket scrambling out to the right. He then veered back to the left leaving the defense off-balanced and confused. Brown found a seam and hit the jets, but there was still one defender left separating the senior from the endzone, so Brown casually vaulted over the defender for a score.
The play was electric, showing off Brown’s athleticism and creativity on the fly. Brown easily made our top 10 plays of Week 7, and 24 hours later he was named the #2 play in the state thanks to the great support from the Thomas County Central community.
The season really couldn’t get much better for Brown right now.
“So far my senior year has been magical. We’ve been working harder than we ever have and it’s been paying off in ways we never expected it to,” the senior said.
Truthfully, we are a bit surprised by the 6-0 start for Thomas County Central, especially since they moved up from 4A to 6A. Not many in the media thought they would be a contender, but now they are a unanimous top 10 team, and a lot of credit goes to their senior signal-caller, Samuel Philip Brown.
“I have improved on my mental side of football with understanding coverages and route concepts and pass protections and pocket movement and pass rush moves,” Brown said.
On the recruiting front, Brown has been hearing from a handful of colleges but feels frustrated at the same time.
“My recruiting has been underwhelming. I’m talking to schools like Air Force, Toledo, Army, Mercer, and Kennesaw State but none have offered.”
Unfortunately, the recruiting process’ ups and downs can be a bit of a roller coaster. There is a certain gravity when it comes to recruiting, and the longer it draws out, the more pressure pushes down on you.
That’s never easy for a senior who is playing excellent football and deserving of more attention. As of now, Brown has no college visits planned for the remainder of the fall, but we feel like that will change.
Brown does have an excellent skill set to be a spread quarterback at the next level. The 6’1″ 205 lbs. is one of the more efficient players in the state with a 75% completion rate. He throws an excellent deep ball where he stands tall in the pocket and shows consistently great trajectory on his throws, allowing his receiver to make a play on the ball.
He is a creative decision-maker who makes split-second decisions, as seen during last week’s scramble. In a lot of games, Thomas County Central is blowing out their opponents so badly, so his stats could be even more impressive.
With the 2nd half of the season underway, we asked the senior what his goals are.
“My goals for the rest of the season are to break Charlie Ward’s passing records, win the region, become a 1st team region player, and win a 6A State Championship,” he said.
Well, if Brown checks all those goals off, then rest assured, he will certainly see the college interest turn into offers. A lot can certainly happen in the coming weeks and months, so be sure to stop by @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to see more news and highlights on Brown plus athletes all across the Peach State.