September 5, 2010

ACL may limit Brown's options

A season that was to serve as a coming out party for Thompson Valley Running Back Dorian Brown has been cut short by a torn ACL. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Brown ran for 1,527 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2009, but wasn't able to get on the field for any of this season.

"It happened during a scrimmage," Brown said. "I took a pitch to the outside, I was running and saw a cutback lane. I planted on my left leg and my knee just popped. I didn't get touched by anyone."

Brown said he is feeling okay now and will hopefully go in for surgery by the end of this week to repair the torn ACL.

"I am going to go into surgery pretty soon, get into therapy and recover fast, hopefully by Feb. or March," Brown said.

Brown has scholarship offers from Colorado State and Colorado and said he figures, with the injury, those two schools are likely the only two likely to offer. He said Colorado has called to offer their support thus far, but his injury may affect his recruiting just in when he steps foot on a college campus.

"I was thinking about graduating in December and then sign with a college, go out there and they would help with my rehab," Brown said.

Brown said CSU could make that a possibility, but Colorado had hoped to have Brown greyshirt and come into the program in Jan. of 2012. That means Brown would rehab on his own.

"I guess I am waiting to see what is going to happen, but I am going on an official visit with CSU on Sept. 23," Brown said.

This weekend he was at Invesco Field to watch the Rocky Mountain Showdown and said the outcome didn't affect his view on either school, saying he isn't there yet at either place, so the situation would change when he did get there.

"It was kind of a boring game," he said. "Nothing big really happened. Nothing exciting really happened. You could tell CSU was really young and couldn't go anything on offense."

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