Yes, Howard Brown is a 310-pound high school quarterback from Missouri. But best beware, Brown has moves. He channels Lamar Jackson on the field.
He’ll either call a QB draw and bull you over or he’ll dance past you. Defender’s choice.
He’s also adept at throwing the ball. He’s got great touch on the deep pass.
Brown really does have moves like Jackson. This bulldozer of a quarterback has the skill set of the Baltimore Ravens star and last year’s NFL MVP. And he’s got an arm.
“If you could hear from any big fella out here, it’s a dream to run the ball,” Brown told USA Today Sports. “I just feel like Lamar Jackson.
Brown has also thrown for more than 3,000 yards in his career playing for Lincoln College Prep Academy, a high school in Kansas City.
Brown’s coach didn’t want folks to get the idea that his quarterback is a novelty.
“I don’t want people to think he’s like a gimmick at quarterback, and that’s why I didn’t like some of the highlights,” said Lincoln prep coach William Lowe.
Howard Brown Is Headed To Iowa State
This fall probably is Brown’s last to play quarterback.
He committed to Iowa State in April, choosing the Cyclones over Kansas, Akron, Northern Illinois and Northern Iowa.
Brown will stick to defense in college, specifically defensive tackle. After all, at 300-pounds plus, he fits the part of the tackle.
247Sports.com lists Brown as the 52nd best defensive tackle prep prospect in the country.
It’s unlikely Iowa State coach Matt Campbell would want Brown playing quarterback in his balanced offense. But who knows. Maybe Brown can slip in and run a trick play.
But Brown should know, he if he exceeds at playing defense, NFL coaches covet a great run-stopping, pass-rushing tackle.
If Brown can’t be like Lamar Jackson, maybe he can sack him.
Brown’s style prompted fond memories of Jared Lorenzen, the beloved former Kentucky star who played four seasons for the New York Giants. Lorenzen was nicknamed “Hefty Lefty.” His playing weight was listed at 285.
Lorenzen died in 2019 of complications of heart and kidney disease.