Monday, June 29, 2009

East Carolina lands South Stanly quarterback

Quarterback Desi Brown committed to East Carolina this morning, South Stanly coach Luke Little said a few minutes ago.

“They are going to let him play quarterback, and that meant a lot to him,” Little said. “Most of the other schools recruiting him wanted him as a linebacker or a safety.”

It’s easy to see why. Brown is 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, and can run a 4.57-second 40-yard dash.

“He’s so athletic; I think he finished third in the state in the 110-meter hurdles,” Little said.

Little said the Pirates offensive coordinator and QB coach, Todd Fitch, came in during spring evaluations and watched Brown throw, and was impressed with his strong and accurate arm.

“Desi really feels comfortable now with coach Fitch,” Little said.Brown can run or throw; as a junior he passed for 900 yards and 11 touchdowns, and ran for 550 yards and seven scores.

A number of schools showed interest in Brown, including Duke, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Arkansas.

*Little also said that South Stanly DE Justin Taylor is expected to choose between N.C. State and Virginia Tech shortly, perhaps after a visit to Raleigh later this week.

--Stan Olson


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Welcome aboard the Pirates ship!

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