One prospect I've noticed recently that needs to be receiving more recruiting attention is Southwest linebacker Willie Brown.
A leader on the Eagles defense, along with defensive back C.J. McWilliams (a UF commit), he has a great frame and is a sure tackler, but is tremendously under the radar as a senior.
Brown is yet to receive his first offer, but has seen interest from FIU, Louisville, Marshall, Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman and Alcorn State -- where former teammate in quarterback Deundre Pickett-White plays.
In Southwest's game against Carol City last Thursday at Traz Powell Stadium, Brown would pick his team up and helped the Eagles keep the Chiefs off the scoreboard in the second half -- with most of the Carol City starters still in the game -- after they scored 33 on them in the first, mostly off turnovers offensively that led to solid field position.
Brown showed an ability to shed off blockers and find the ball carrier, registering multiple tackles for loss. He stripped one ball out of the running back's grasp to then recover it, and also recovered another earlier fumble.
Southwest LB Willie Brown is a monster at 5-11, 215. Back-to-back TFLs -- one for a strip and FR -- his second of the night.— David Furones (@DavidFurones90) October 9, 2015
"I'm very aggressive. I play from whistle to whistle. Also, I'm violent with my hands," Brown says. "I'm a very motivational player -- love to get my team ready for every game every night I'm on the field. I have the ambition to win, and I'm dedicated to the game no matter who we play."
Brown may not have the ideal height for a linebacker at the next level, but he makes up for it in every other facet.
"I might be undersized for my height, but if college coaches see me in action, the size won't matter," he says.
Southwest coach Tim Neal lists his athletic ability, explosive style and football knowledge as his strongest points.
You'll see on the tape below how versatile he is, also playing defensive end.
You can catch Brown and the Eagles play Coral Reef Friday at 4 p.m. at Southridge in a critical District 15-8A game.