Catching Up on the Recruiting Process with Henderson’s Patrick ‘Monster’ Brown
With two offers in hand, Henderson's versatile Patrick "Monster" Brown is hearing from a couple more schools and his recruitment appears to be heating up during his senior season.
Brown, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound athlete who is a three-phase standout for the Lions (3-2, 1-0), holds offers from ULM and Central Arkansas, but has heard from two more schools lately: Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State.
"Everyone asks me which side of the ball I like playing and I told them, 'It doesn't make a difference,'" Brown said. "I told them I like playing both sides. In college I'll probably like defense better than I like offense. It's just I'm more comfortable on that side of the ball."
Brown has been one of Henderson's best playmakers, if not the' best, during the past two seasons. As a junior, "Monster" scored 21 touchdowns five different ways: rushing, receiving, punt return, kickoff return, and fumble return.
He's at it again through five games in 2012, rushing 29 times for 191 yards and a touchdown and catching 16 passes for 280 yards and a score. He's also returned a punt for a touchdown, his specialty. Brown returned six punts for touchdowns in 2011.
Defensively, Brown has an interception, a forced fumble, and two pass breakups.
Brown didn't specify any particular school he's hoping to hear from, saying that he's simply taking the recruiting process as it comes. But the do-it-all playmaker does hope to conclude that process in the near future.
"To be honest, I want to (commit) pretty soon so I won't be worrying about that at the last moment," Brown said.
Henderson is off this week before continuing the District 16-3A "District of Doom" schedule Oct. 13 (Saturday) against Gilmer at Longview's Lobo Stadium.