Wes Brown, Sophomore (RS), Running Back, #4
Collegiate Stats: 90 rushes for 382 yards and two touchdowns, five receptions for 14 yards
High School Stats (Senior Year): 158 carries, 1,382 yards, 22 touchdowns
247sports composite Ratings: 4-star, #10 RB nationally, #4 player in Maryland
Who Maryland beat: Florida St, Miami, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State
High School: Good Counsel, MD
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Wes Brown was a standout running back for Good Counsel, a school known for churning out prospects to power conference schools. Good Counsel may sound familiar as it also produced the Terps star receiver, Stefon Diggs. Brown managed to eclipse 1,000 yards rushing in both 2011 and 2012 with the Falcons, but an injury limited him to just 600 yards in 2010. Brown earned consensus all-state honors in 2011 and was selected as an Under Armour All-American his senior season.
Brown was flooded with scholarship offers from all across the country, but in the end, Maryland was the choice for him.
Profiling the entire team
Wes Brown came into his freshman season in 2012 with expectations of helping raise the Maryland running game. With Mike Locksley coming in as the offensive coordinator, the read-option was going to be utilized and with CJ Brown as a dual-threat, it would open a lot up to Brown and the rest of the running backs. Unfortunately, the Terps saw CJ Brown go down with an injury in the preseason, hampering what could have been an explosive running game.That didn't stop Brown from emerging from the pack, however. Brown would go on to rushing for over 300 yards his freshman season after what seemed to be a slow start.
Brown set career highs in rushes (25), yards (121) and longest rush (22) against NC State,helping build confidence in the young back. After a year away from the team for off the field issues, Brown returns as a sophomore to re-assert himself into the crowded backfield after fellow back Brandon Ross set career-highs last season.
Brown set his career-highs against NC State in 2012.
Brown picks up where he left off and becomes the perfect complement to Ross in the backfield, eclipsing 500 yards rushing this season.
As it stands right now, Brandon Ross is ahead of Brown as the starter right now, as is Albert Reid as the primary backup. However, Mike Locksley has shown that he likes to use multiple running backs in every game. While Brown will not have the most attempts on the team (barring injury), he will make an impact as the complement back to Brandon Ross. It is likely that Ross will be in College Park on more season, so the same can be expected the following season before Brown takes the reigns in his senior season with the team in 2016.
The expectations shouldn't be too high for the back, but he will provide a spark for the Terps in the amount of carries he will receive.
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