May 10, 2007

Midland's LB open to the west

There is no question that linebacker Arthur Brown (6-1, 225, 4.48) from Wichita (Kan.) East is one of the most sought after players in the midland's region if not the nation. While it is never easy to pull one of best players out of the midland's, Brown at this time has an open mind and has interest in four Pac 10 schools.

Brian Butler from the non-profit organization Potential Players is handling Brown's recruitment and others in the Wichita area. His organization mentors athletes on the field of play, in the classroom and spiritually.

"Arthur is a much disciplined and well rounded young man," Butler said. "He works just as hard in the classroom as he does on the football field. He's a Christ centered young man.

"Arthur brings everything a player can bring to the table," Butler said. "Speed, agility and plays with a passion I've never seen.

"Pete Carroll said the other day that he hasn't seen a linebacker like Arthur in his seven years at USC.

"Arthur is considering UCLA, USC, Oregon and Washington on the west coast," Butler said. "He is very open minded regarding his college coach and he being diligent in his research.

"Arthur understands the importance of communication and he talks to his recruiting coaches on a weekly basis," Butler said. "He's very organized in his life."

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