Five-Star Bounce Backs
Arthur Brown
Arthur Brown
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Sep 25, 2011

Arthur Brown and Darrell Scott are two prospects from the Class of 2008, who have started to regain their five-star swagger on the field in 2011.

LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State  

Recruiting Tale of the Tape
Class: 2008
School: Wichita East H.S. (Kan.)
National Ranking: 5
State Ranking: 1
Height: 6’1
Weight: 225
Originally signed with Miami (FL)    

Brown was rated as the #1 linebacker in the country coming out of high school when he signed with the Miami Hurricanes. His athleticism kept him from a red-shirt year, but he was only able to secure four tackles the entire season. The next year he was moved from OLB to ILB and would eventually transfer to Kansas State. So far in two games at KSU Brown has emerged as the team’s premiere defensive player. He is leading the team with 25 tackles and has also racked up three tackles for a loss and a sack. On Saturday, Brown played against some of his former teammates when the Wildcats squared off against the Hurricanes in Miami. Brown and KSU walked away with a satisfying 28-24 win.  

Sidenotes: Fellow classmate and hometown friend wide receiver, Chris Harper, who was rated as a 4-star prospect when he signed with Oregon, is leading the team with 11 receptions.  His brother and former five-star running back prospect Bryce Brown, who originally signed with Tennessee, is also playing in Manhattan this season. He has averaged 5.3 yards per carry, but has only toted the rock in two of the team’s games and did not get a carry against Miami.

RB Darrell Scott, South Florida

Scott was one of the most heavily recruited players in the country.

Recruiting Tale of the Tape
Class: 2008
School: St. Bonaventure H.S. (Cali.)
National Ranking: 4
State Ranking: 1
Height: 6’2
Weight: 215
Originally signed with Colorado    

Everyone who watched Scott play in high school walked away thinking he was destined to do great things in college, a no doubter. He signed with Colorado and heading in to his freshman season many selected him to be the ‘impact freshman’ of the Big 12 conference. It did not take Scott long to make an impact. He rushed for 54 yards and scored a touchdown in his first college game, but one year later after only receiving one carry in the team’s opening game Scott opted to transfer. He would wind up at South Florida, where after four games he has helped the Bulls secure a 4-0 record and a Top 25 ranking. He is USF’s top rusher and has accounted for 353 rushing yards and scored six touchdowns, surpassing the totals he put up in his entire first season at CU.  

Sidenotes: Scott was not the only five-star prospect to sign with Colorado in ’08 as MLB Lynn Katoa also inked with the Buffs. Katoa was booted from the team after being arrested and subsequently not being able to keep up in the classroom. Since his departure reports show that he has remained in constant legal trouble.

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