6-5 210 lb defensive end Louis Brown has officially signed his letter of intent to play for the Oklahoma State. Brown is ranked 267th on the ESPN300, and is listed as the #23 Athlete.
Louis played both defensive end and running back for Burton High School, carrying the ball 87 times for 1015 yards and 10 touchdowns. Brown also accumulated over 500 tackles during his high school career, and played six different positions during his time at Burton.
Here is ESPN's evaluation of Brown.
Possesses exceptional height and excellent length. Has a massive wingspan. Frame is extremely lean with layered bulk and huge frame development upside. Measurables are very exciting. Has come nowhere near meeting his physical ceiling. Has a long stride that is powerful and explosive. Shows closing speed and the ability to accelerate rapidly given his size. Is an absolute man amongst boys against this level of competition.
Big Play Making Ability
Raw and rangy. You cannot teach his length or his explosive closing speed which is more evident on defense than it is on offense. Can be an effective power rusher who can quickly get under blockers, knock them off balance and drive them back. Can extend his arms and flashes the ability to get off block when he gets to the quarterback, but needs to further develop the use of his arsenal. Does not have a plan. Flashes a long and explosive first step to beat blockers to the punch, but is all athlete, no technique. With further development has the upside to be a guy that can transition speed to power and collapse the pocket. The issue with Brown is that there's no consistency from play-to-play. It's a guessing game. Plays high and must do a better job of using his hands.
Given his measurables, Brown is an exceptional athlete. The job for a college coaching staff is to turn him into an exceptional player. A redshirt year with significant time in the weight room will do him wonders. Physically he shows many similarities to Texas A&M defensive end Daeshon Hall. He is a project, but he has physical talents that are impressive.
Brown held offers from 13 schools, including Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech in the Big 12. His versatility and size will allow the coaches some leeway when assigning him a position, which will more than likely be defensive end or linebacker.
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