The 2023 class in Ohio is showing a lot of early promise and Springfield wide receiver Anthony Brown is one of the best of the bunch. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound speedster has grabbed several offers already and added Georgia Tech and Minnesota to his list of Power Five offers over the winter. Brown once again impressed recently at the SDU Showcase just outside of Columbus (Ohio).
Brown has added some muscle to his frame this off-season but is still working to improve on what are already considered some of his strengths.
“I’m working on my explosiveness and my speed,” Brown told BuckeyeScoop.com. “You can never be too fast.”
The Minnesota offer was Brown’s first from the Big Ten conference and won’t be his last. Northwestern and Illinois are expressing interest and Brown is hoping to visit Ohio State soon as the Buckeyes are tracking the electric playmaker. A slew of Big Ten programs are on Brown’s wish list to check out when visits open back up.
“I’d like to visit Ohio State, Minnesota, Penn State, and Purdue (when things open up),” Brown stated.
Ohio State has caught Brown’s attention and not because of geography. The talent that Ohio State is producing at Brown’s position makes the Buckeyes an appealing destination for one of Ohio’s fastest players.
“They know how to use their receivers,” Brown explained. “It’s crazy. Wide Receiver U. Chris Olave, he’s more like me. He can get to the ball whenever he needs to, he can run every route.”
Brown started to make some noise last summer on a very limited camp circuit but he backed up the off-season hype with an outstanding sophomore year at Springfield with the Wildcats making it all the way to the state semi-finals in Ohio’s Division I, losing a close one to eventual champion Cincinnati St. Xavier.
“The experience of my sophomore year was great,” he said. “I loved being out there with my teammates and I’m just going to keep on working.”
In 10 games as a sophomore, Brown caught 40 passes for 829 yards and nine touchdowns. He also added 85 yards and a touchdown on the ground. His 829 receiving yards were good for second in the GWOC behind only Wisconsin signee Markus Allen.