Sunday, February 14, 2010

Derrick Brown - Could the Wildcat be in his future?

As we begin the 2011 recruiting cycle, I've been asked more than a few times about Vista Murrieta quarterback Derrick Brown.

Well, after simmering about this for the past couple of weeks, I have come to the conclusion about this kid that he is only fit for one offense... the Wildcat.

We watched nine games on this prospect last season, and there are some compelling evidence to think he can make it to the next level. Among those factors are:

1) Size
2) Toughness

But, when it comes to the position of quarterback, you need more than that. You need to throw the ball really well and be consistent with it. With Brown, you don't get that. He misses receivers in the short to intermediate zone consistently and his ball seems to be going all over the place. Plus, we question whether he can throw the deep ball with any accuracy.

But, he is really tough to tackle, can get the tough yards and manages a great game. But, to be successful at the next level, you need to really good at the HS and he is clearly not there yet.

So will a college spend a scholarship on a kid that is a "Wildcat" offensive QB. Time will tell. But, he is one heck of a punter!