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CB Jalen Brown

Observer Sports Staff | Thursday, February 3, 2011


CB, ��ɉ�ɉ��, 180 pounds, 6’1″

Irving MacArthur High School

Irving, Texas

Jalen Brown will be a familiar sight in the Irish secondary for years to come. Recruited by assistant coach Kerry Cooks, Brown utilizes his long arms to break up pass plays in man coverage.

Even though his high school defense required him to play off the receiver, Brown’s quickness and instincts enabled him to jump passes on a regular basis; once he spends a year under seniors Gary Gray and Robert Blanton learning the defensive scheme, Brown has the potential to develop into a lockdown corner.

In addition, he plays with evident toughness and loves to dish out a big hit. His physical style of play will be an asset in run defense as well as against the pass, especially screen passes.