South Carolina quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus is starting to build his target list at the position for the 2013 class, and one prospect he’s interested in is Boeing Brown (6-4 215) of Brookfield, Conn.
Brown has had various forms of contact with Mangus in recent weeks, and the two are just starting to build a relationship.
“I’d love to get an offer from South Carolina and see what happens,” Brown said. “The tradition is amazing. I would love to play for Coach Spurrier. And my mom has family in Charleston. If South Carolina were to offer me, I would commit on the spot.”
USC wanted him to come to camp last June but because he didn’t get out of school until late in the month, he couldn’t make it down. He plans to come down to USC for a visit in November.
He’s going to Penn State for the Iowa game, and Illinois wants him to visit. He camped at Northwestern last summer and also visited Notre Dame.
Mangus and Spurrier aren’t the only attractions to USC for Brown. Through another person, he made contact with Gamecock quarterback Stephen Garcia and the two have struck up a friendship.
“We’re friends through Facebook and Twitter,” Brown said. “He’s become like a mentor. I really like his style. I won’t quit either (on the field). It’s the same mentality. He’s where I want to end up being.”
Brown has also been getting a lot of attention from Penn State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois and Northwestern. He also was recently contacted through the mail and Facebook by Clemson.
As for his unique first name, Brown explained that his grandfather was one of the first pilots hired by American Airlines, and his dad also is a pilot and is involved in the aviation business.
Last season, Brown passed for 1,511 yards, 18 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. In two games this season he’s passed for 500 yards and 2 scores.