November 15, 2009

Loveland back has an eye on CSU

Loveland junior running back Dorian Brown may have been the walking, talking definition of someone with a target on his chest. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Brown, who sports a 4.49 time in the 40-yard dash managed nearly 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this year on an 0-10 Thompson Valley squad. The combination of the speed and power has netted Brown a scholarship offer to Colorado State.

"We had a tough year," Brown said. "We went 0-10. I had a pretty good year, I guess. I ran for 1,896 yards and 17 touchdowns. We had a lot of young guys, so hopefully next year it will be better. We didn't have many seniors this year."

This season is one of two high-output seasons for Brown, who also rushed for 1,500 yards and nine yards-per-carry as a sophomore. Those numbers include a 439-yard performance against Fossil Ridge.

Brown has one scholarship offer currently, from Colorado State, although he is getting some interest from Colorado as well. The Puerto Rico-born Brown said he is hearing from both schools and LSU, Notre Dame, Colorado and Oregon.

"I don't know what really to think (about Colorado)," Brown said. "I don't know if their coaches are going to get fired or what. The coaches are nice though. They have nice facilities and it is close to home."

"With Colorado State, I like them," he said. "It seems like they are trying to step up their game. They have the new weight room with the coaches, it seems like they are trying to turn the tables so they can be a great football school."

Colorado State may hold the early lead for Brown, in part because he had an uncle who used to kick for the Rams. Brown added he is being recruited by CSU quarterbacks coach Daren Wilkinson and is hoping to play running back in college at a school that features the run.

"I want a running school because I want to be a running back when I go to college," he said. "I want to like the coaches and the facilities and just the whole school in general. I want to make sure I like that."

Brown said he owns a 3.2 grade-point average and is hoping for a career in sports medicine.

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