By Robin Fambrough
What can Brown, as in Zachary High two-sport standout Keilon Brown, do for Memphis? If all goes well, play quarterback in football and in the outfield for the Tiger baseball team.
Brown, the Broncos' two-time Class 5A all-state quarterback, committed to Memphis on Monday night, about three weeks after an unofficial visit to the school.
"I've been talking about this with my parents and the rest of my family for a while," Brown said. "We came to the conclusion that Memphis is right for me. They are good with me playing both sports, and that is big. There also is a level of comfort I feel when I'm around the players and coaches."
Brown said Memphis and Houston were his finalists and joins St. Augustine receiver Khi Mathieu as a commitment. The 6-foot, 185-pound Brown enters his senior season as three-star prospect and the No. 26-ranked player in Louisiana's 2020 recruiting class, according to 247sports. He is rated as the nation's No. 20 dual-threat quarterback by 247sports after leading Zachary to two straight Class 5A titles in football.
The Advocate's reigning Boys Athlete of the Year and two-time All-Metro MVP in football, Brown passed for 2,700 yards, rushed for 1,354 yards and accounted for 30 total touchdowns. Brown is a key Louisiana recruit for new Memphis recruiting coordinator John Simon, the former Southern Lab and Louisiana Tech standout who also played for the Tennessee Titans.
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By Garland Gillen
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Karr won an unprecedented three-peat last December in the Dome. Leading that offense through the air, was first-year starter Leonard Kelly. The Cougars were already dominant power when Kelly took over, but he's steely demeanor just kept the Karr "O" running at full throttle.
"It was pressure, but learning from Coach (Brice) Brown all he speaks is staying humble. When you stay humble, the team is right here (hand up high), you have to stay right here as a quarterback (hand in the middle of the body). So that's what I did the whole year. Stay here, stay humble, and I just did my job," said Karr QB Leonard Kelly.
The Cougars lost two star running backs to graduation, so this fall, Kelly's game will need to go to another level.
"We're going to spread it out a little more this year. We're going to throw it, we're going to throw it around the yard. We're returning most of our wide receivers. We have some good young backs we're really excited about it. We're returning our entire offensive line. With Leonard leading those guys. We're really excited at the different dynamics and matchups on offense this year. Some things we held up on going into spring ball. We're really excited to showcase that this upcoming season," said Karr head coach Brice Brown.
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