Irish After 2019 UCLA WR Commit Kam Brown

January 12, 2018

When Kameron Brown‍ committed to UCLA back in April, it was about much more than the coaching staff for the 2019 Texas wide receiver.

“In talking to Kam, his reasoning was very sound,” Colleyville Heritage High School head coach Joe Willis said. “When he first committed to UCLA, I asked him about that and he said the big draw there was that he felt like after football, he wanted to go into Medicine. Their medical school there is obviously nationally-known. There was a secondary piece where a lot of his extended family was out in California.

“I think both of those kind of tied into his final decision.”

So the firing of Jim Mora and the hiring of Chip Kelly likely wouldn’t be enough to shake Brown from his decision, but Willis also expects him to listen as other schools continue to come after him.

On Thursday, Notre Dame became the latest school to officially join the chase, extending a scholarship offer.

“Anytime you get an offer from Notre Dame, that’s a big deal,” Willis said. “I feel like he’s very honored obviously. That Notre Dame name comes with a lot of national recognition and great football tradition, so that’s always a big deal any time they’re in the equation.”

Willis isn’t surprised that other schools continue to express serious interest in his star wideout.

“He’s electric when he touches the ball,” the coach said. “You see that every time you flip on the film. He’s obviously got a great skillset and catches the ball, but his ability to do things with the ball after he catches it is really what makes him special. Feet come alive when he catches the ball and that’s what makes him such a dynamic guy for us.

“He had over 1,200 yards this year. He’s well on track to be the all-time receiving leader here and that’s going to be quite a deal because (FBS recruit) Ke’von Ahmad who is a senior this year just set that record for yards in a career. We’re looking at upwards of 4,000 for his career is where he’s going to end up.”

Willis expects Brown to check in around 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds as a senior.

“We move him around quite a bit,” the coach said. “Our guys play inside and out and we play right and left. He’s got great football IQ, that’s the other thing about Kam.”

Brown is the son of former Dallas Cowboy and Oakland Raider defensive back Larry Brown, who was the MVP of Super Bowl XXX.

“Anytime you come from a football background and you’ve been around football your whole life, your football IQ is pretty good,” Willis said. “That makes him able to be used at not only inside and outside receiver, but also to be able to swing over to the defensive side. He had a couple interceptions for us over there this year.”

Brown is also a standout away from the field, according to his coach.

“He’s a model student first of all. He takes care of business in the classroom. He’s a high, high character kid. He’s likable, very entertaining. He’s got some mannerisms about him that make him likable by his teammates. He’s an easy kid to talk to. He plays with a chip on his shoulder on the field, but off the field, he’s a perfect gentleman.”

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