Oscar Smith High School defensive tackle Andrew Brown (Chesapeake, Virginia) was named the 2013-14 Gatorade National Football Player of the Year today.
The senior, who will compete in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game, has 93 tackles, 18 sacks, and eight forced fumbles on the year (his team will be competing for the state championship later this week). He’s considered the fourth-best recruit in the 2014 graduating class by ESPN, and he’s a member of the National Honor Society to boot.
Tom Lemming, a recruiting analyst for CBS, called Brown an amazing prospect:
Andrew Brown is fantastic. I saw [Pro Football Hall of Famer] Reggie White play at Howard High in Tennessee back in 1979, and Brown is the closest thing I’ve seen to him in 35 years in the business. He’s got the build, tenacity, aggressiveness and quickness to be a guy we talk about for a long time.
Congratulations to Brown for winning the prestigious award. We wish him and his team the best of luck in the state title game.
[Source: USA Today High School Sports]
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