Brown raves over ASU visit

Brown raves over ASU visit

For several weeks now Kweishi Brown made no secret of his affinity to Arizona State. This past weekend he finally got to see his favorite school up close and personal and his official trip didn't disappoint. Yet, is the Grossmont (Calif.) College standout ready to make his decision? Devils Digest caught up with the cornerback to get his thoughts on his recruitment.

"It was a great visit, the best one I had" said Brown who previously visited Arkansas and Nebraska. "Everybody told me it was going to be a great visit and that's exactly how it was. The trip was so organized and it made it easy for us players to see why we should come here. At one point we sat with just the (current) players and no coaches and we asked them any question that we wanted. They told us everything about the system, the coaches, what's expected from you…

"This team made a big improvement since Todd Graham got there. The players said all you have to do is listen to the coaches because they won't lead you in the wrong way and the really do care about you. It's all in your hands to do well, in academics too and you have to look at that too because it isn't just about football."

Brown, who is a three for two player in terms of eligibility, posted 62 tackles, 16 pass breakups, and four interceptions in 2013. He stated that his 6-0 195 frame and 4.39 40-time have been very appealing to those schools recruiting him.

The cornerback was coached at Grossmont by someone who is very familiar with the Sun Devil program, former Arizona State player, Brett Hudson, who himself was a junior college transfer defensive back from Grossmont who donned the maroon and gold in 2002-3.

Hudson stated that Brown is a "phenomenal" cover cornerback with exceptional hand-feet combination allowing him to be a very opportunistic defender.

"He's a press corner that isn't afraid to cover anybody," Hudson described. "That is what I like about him – he was eager and willing to cover the best wide receiver. He's a pure athlete with top level speed, and that is important as a press corner because you have to use your speed before you use your hands. He's shown me some of the best press coverage I have ever seen. He hits well too and has ball skills that I haven't seen from a cornerback in junior college in a long time.

"A lot of teams didn't throw the ball his way after he had seven interceptions the year before. He is definitely a Division I cornerback."

On the other hand, Hudson said that even though his player is by and large a mature person, he needs to stay mentally focused and avid distractions to maximize his potential.

"Because a lot of teams didn't throw his way he would honestly get distracted," Hudson stated. "Obviously in Division I there is a higher competition level and that distraction (he had at junior college) won't exist.

"I told him this during the season, that I want him to ‘run with the mustangs and not hang out with the crabs in the bucket.' He's an elite player that associated himself with players that are not at his level and I thought at times that has brought him down during the year. I want him to be in the company of top tier elite athletes. That will suit him as well. He's very self motivated and works out a lot of times on his own and if he keeps getting away from those distractions they sky is the limit for him."

Hudson added that since the season ended, it was evident that Brown "didn't take any days off" and continued to frequent the weight room and "looks the part of a Division I cornerback." Who has minimum body fat and takes it upon himself to eat properly.

Brown, who was once an Arkansas commit is very capable of playing in the SEC according to Hudson, but is also a cornerback that wants to cover teams with potent passing offenses such as the Pac-12.

"I wanted him to be in Tempe," Hudson admitted, "but I also didn't interfere in the recruiting process. I think ASU is the best fit for him. He and Eric Lauderdale (an ASU prospect who visited this past weekend too) have a competitive relationship. I can see them going together to the same school. Kweishi didn't a great job covering him, but I know is great wide receiver who is very strong and has great hands.

"I never wanted to change the course of his future. I just told him about my experience at ASU and he appreciated my opinion. He has asked me questions about ASU and I got the vibe that he did like ASU."

Brown concurred that he did enjoy being on the same visit as Lauderdale, another ASU junior college prospect that is favoring the school.

"I liked being there with him, he's a cool dude," Brown commented. "It would be great playing with him. We battled at the JC level and now we can battle at practice. It was just cool being on the visit with so many recruits and getting to know each and everyone one of them. It was nice."

Brown said that his mind is made up when it comes to his recruitment, but didn't reveal the school of his choice in our interview.

"We'll see on signing day," Brown remarked. "That is when I will have my decision. But I'm done with visits. The coaches already know, but for the fans and whatnot I will keep that until signing day to make it interesting."

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