Brown Hooks Top Player
Malcolm Brown
Malcolm Brown
Midlands Recruiting Manager
Posted Aug 18, 2010

According to sources close to the Steele football program Texas Longhorn head coach Mack Brown has once again nailed down the top prospect in the state of Texas by securing a verbal commitment from 5-star running back Malcolm Brown.

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Scouting Report: Brown is probably the most complete running back to come out of the Lone Star State since Adrian Peterson. He has the size, speed, balance, and tackle breaking ability to be a home threat every time he touches the ball, but he will also pick up the hard yards in the middle of the field. When the hole opens up there is no wasted movement with Brown, as he makes just one cut an explodes through it. - Greg Powers
The big news of the day in the recruiting world was supposed to be the commitment of Ely High (Fla.) super athlete James Wilder, who is rated as the 6th best prospect in the country by

Wilder did in fact select Florida State over offers from Georgia and Florida, but the late afternoon commitment news was quickly trumped on the national scene by the profoundly quiet super star Malcolm Brown, a 6-foot-0, 220-pound running back from Cibolo Steele High (Texas), who chose the Longhorns with little publicity or fanfare over Alabama and other elite level offers.

Malcolm Brown checks in as the 3rd best prospect in the country according to and is the top rated player in the state of Texas. This is the second consecutive year that Mack Brown has been able to reel in the state’s top ranked player. Last season UT signed Jackson Jeffcoat from Plano West.

Brown is probably sleeping good after receiving a commit from the state’s top player…
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The commitment of five-star prospect will strengthen an already strong class that sits atop the team recruiting rankings. Currently the Horns boast an average 3.95 star rating and hold a 1,241 point lead over second place Alabama. The commitment of Brown will raise the average star ranking to over a 4.0 and will stretch that lead about 300 more points. The chances are strong that UT will be able to hold on to the top spot the rest of the year even if it inks less than 25 players.

As a junior Brown had 201 carries for 2,170 yards (10.8 yards per carry) and scored 33 touchdowns to earn First Team All-State honors.

Eval - When you watch Brown you feel like you are seeing exactly what a running back is supposed to be. He has great size and runs with authority. When he sees a hole or has to get past a defender he makes one move and then explodes making him an elusive back with size. He also has tremendous balance which allows him to stay on his feet when lower his shoulder to deliver a blow or spinning away from defenders.

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