Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He also hosts Recruiting Thursday each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. statewide.
Brown headed to NLR
One of the state’s better prospects, athlete D.J. Brown will play his senior season at North Little Rock High School. He made the decision to transfer from Little Rock Catholic after carefully exploring his options.
“We considered Central, Bryant, and North Little Rock and went with our decision based on the best fit for DJ.’s academic future, both in books and on the field,” said Brown’s father Bill. “We will not stand in his way. He is happy and that's all that matters.”
Brown, 5-9, 174, 4.44 seconds in the 40 yard dash, has accumulated scholarship offers from Illinois, Memphis, Arkansas State and Southern Miss while drawing interest from Arkansas and host of others. Northern Illinois is expected to extend an offer during an upcoming visit. Video highlights CLICK HERE
He had 157 rushes for 871 yards and 11 touchdown while also having 61 receptions for 688 yards and 4 touchdowns as a junior.
One of the biggest factors for the younger Brown’s move is because of the expense of attending a private school.
After about a year of communicating with the Arkansas Activities Association, the governing body for high school athletics, the elder Brown has decided to move from St. Louis to North Little Rock.
“D.J. understands his role on securing his college education and a school of his choice,” said Bill Brown, who along with D.J. met with Charging Wildcats’ coach Brad Bolding for the first time on Monday. “He knows that his athletic ability can get him there.”
“We picked the obvious situation to maximize his potential. He didn't have to be recruited.......North Little Rock speaks for itself.”