Georgia Running Back is a Load
Jahron Brown
Jahron Brown
Director of Scouting
Posted Mar 19, 2008

Jahron Brown is a powerful running back from East Paulding High School in Dallas, Ga. that has yet to receive the acclaim in recruiting circles of other backs in the south. But with one look at his video, it's just a matter of time before the offers start to follow the talent.

Jahron Brown, 6-0/220, helped lead his East Paulding team to a 12-1 record last season. he rushed for 900 yards on just 106 carries and 16 touchdowns while sharing the load with three other running backs as a junior. The East Paulding backfield should be a load next year as well.

"We're all back for next year too," said Brown. "We should be pretty good running the ball again next season."

Averaging almost nine yards per carry and a touchdown every 6.6 touches, Brown gives an accurate assessment of his running style.

"I try to fight for every yards when I'm running and play my hardest."

It doesn't take long watching his video to see those traits, and colleges have begun to take notice of the bruiser from Dallas, Ga.

"I went to junior day at Alabama last week. I got invited to Mississippi State and Georgia Tech (April 12). Alabama was my first junior day. It was a good experience. They broke us up into three groups. We were part of the 'Crimson' group. Our coach was Kirby Smart, and he talked to us about academics, life at Alabama and the football team. I loved it there, but I don't have anything to compare it to, to say if I liked one place better than the next yet."

Georgia Tech and Auburn have been two teams recruiting Brown hard as well according to his father James.

"Brian Bohannan has been the coach recruiting Jahron at Tech," said Brown. "He calls up the coach about once a week to stay in touch. Hugh Nall of Auburn has been in touch about Jahron a lot as well. He said that if they hadn't changed systems, they'd already have offered Jahron, but they're still very interested."

For Brown's part, he's just looking forward to having choices available.

"I haven't gotten any offers yet, but I've been getting a lot of letters and my coaches have been getting calls. I'm interested mostly in schools from the SEC and teams like Louisville and Clemson too."

Brown started elementary school in New York, and he's considerably younger than his classmates with an October birthday. He'll graduate and enroll in college as a 17 year old. The start out of state may make it easier for teams outside of Georgia to recruit him.

"It doesn't really matter to me if I stay instate or go out of state, I'm just looking forward to playing. I'll probably stay within a 6-hour radius of Atlanta though so it's easier on my parents to see me play."

Projected as a full qualifier and with a habit of running through and around would-be tacklers into the endzone, Brown should have several options to choose from once he hits the recruiting radar of more schools in the south.

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