Boeing Brown Set to Take Flight in the College Recruiting Scene
Recruiting high school quarterbacks is never easy. The most important position for any program always has it’s challenged when it comes to recruiting and sorting through the hype can be a difficult task for coaches.
When it comes to Boeing Brown, there’s no hype, just substance. Cut the tape on and you will see Brown looking off defenders, fitting balls into tight windows, making touch passes, commanding the offense and scrambling for first downs and more. The 2013 QB out of Brookfield, Connecticut has been finding holes in defenses since his sophomore year and has continued to improve with each season. The most amazing thing about Brown is not his football IQ, his arm strength or his production, it’s that he does not yet have a division I offer.
The recruiting game is a puzzle, to say the least but this one is a real head scratcher. A look at the tape and you think that he was walking around with 10, 15 even 20 division I offers but that’s just not the case. It’s not like he is lacking the physical attributes either. Brown is 6’4″, weighing 215 lbs. He also runs a 4.65 forty. Despite all that, the offers are yet to come despite fielding interest from several top notched programs.
“I have developed very good relationships with Coach Canada at Wisconsin, Coach Bible at NC State, Coach Taaffe at UCF and Coach Werner at Ole Miss. I also communicate still with Coach Mangus at South Carolina for advice and Coach Elrod at Wake Forest to keep in touch,” Brown said.
He has also made his way around the camp circuit in an almost unheard of manner.
“I did Northwestern, Wisconsin, NC State, Wake Forest, Duke, Florida, UCF, Maryland, UMASS, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Indiana, Tennessee, UCONN, Yale, and ELON,” replied Brown when asked what camps he has attended this offseason.
He has shown that he is not afraid to lace em up and compete any time, any place.
The biggest obstacle for Brown seems to be the fact that he plays football in Connecticut which is not regarded as a hotbed for high school football. Brown still feels that Connecticut football is highly underrated.
“I feel I face great talent, underestimated talent and when reporters and coaches compare CT to FL, IL, TX, NJ, ETC, it is assumptions, but we play good football here.”
Brown does have a pedigree for college football as his dad played for Central Florida in the 80′s. This, along with other things, makes UCF one of the teams he would like to play for. Along with the Knights, Brown has his sights set on a couple of other schools.
“I would say Wisconsin, UCF and NC State in that order and all dream schools for me,” said Brown when asked what are his top schools.
For now he is finishing up the summer camp circuit and getting ready for his senior year. His Bobcat football team is looking to improve on last year’s 5-5 finish. Brown remains patient and feels like he will end up at the right school for him in the end.
“I am confident the right school will come, they all know me and they are watching me.”
“If Wisconsin, NC State or UCF offer soon I would lock it down with them as I have visited, I am communicating with the coaches and so it would make sense, but I am open to options and looking forward to a really good season.”