Ocean Lakes DE Naquan Brown (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)
Ocean Lakes athletes continue to draw offers, none more than sophomore DE Naquan Brown
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Two weeks ago, Ocean Lakes wrapped up their recruiting Class of 2019 with the commitment of Shawn Boone to Elizabeth City State and Dylan Alexander to Alderson Broaddus.
Now the attention of college coaches shifts fully to the underclassmen.
Class of 2020 defensive end Josh Drake holds an offer from Coach Bobby Rome and Virginia University – Lynchburg.
2020 offensive lineman Tyler Stephens (2021 OT 6-4 260) added an offer from Penn, Harvard and Georgetown last week to go along with offers from Kent State, ECU, ODU, Navy, Temple, Liberty, William & Mary and Yale. That puts Stephens at 11 offers now.
Class of 2021 wide receiver Myles Alston (2021 WR 6-1 175) landed his first offer in his freshman year and his recruitment is picking up. Virginia Tech, UVA, ECU, Pitt, ODU, Maryland, Temple, and Liberty have offered. His last college visit came early in April when he made an unofficial to Pitt.
Naquan Brown (2021 DE 6-4 205) may be the biggest prize at Ocean Lakes now. College coaches have taken notice of his size and speed coming off the edge, and they’re lining up to make offers. Virginia Tech, UVA, ODU, Pitt, ECU, Liberty, Coastal Carolina, Michigan, Penn State, Temple and Maryland have offered.
Offer List!! 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/3qjjUlollS
— Naquan Brown™ (@quanbrown_4) April 15, 2019
“(The college coaches) love how he gets after the quarterback. They love his length and versatility as a defensive end and outside linebacker,” said Ocean Lakes head coach Joe Jones. “He’s young, he moves well and he has a high motor.”
Ocean Lakes has a college day workout scheduled in early May where all of the colleges who recruit the region should have a coach to observe the team’s workout. The Spring Evaluation period runs until May 31 and it should be a very active time for our local athletes.
– Andy Hilton