The Brookfield Bomber: Connecticut QB Boeing Brown
Posted August 5, 2011 7:07 pm
Photo courtesy of FCAA-Future College Athlete Association
FinestPreps.com finds its way into the state of Connecticut today, where Dan Picca is taking a look at a signal caller he believes will become one of the nations top quarterbacks.
Who’s the class of 2013 gun slinger Picca’s raving about?
Check below for Dan Picca’s report on the gifted signal caller.
“Boeing is a fantastic athlete, great size, has an ability on film to find the open man and use his feet to create time and space. His accuracy and deep ball are consistently good and he has major D-1 potential.”
CEO and President, Schuman Enterprises
*Boeing Brown always knew he wanted to play quarterback. When his parents would take him to the park as a 4-year old, with football in hand, he would walk up to the older boys and ask them if they wanted to play a game. A gutsy move for a pre-schooler. Most older kids would have tied him upside down to the nearest jungle gym with a jump rope. But Boeing was and still is such an affable person that the older youths listened to him as teams were picked. They paid attention to his every word. A natural leader even at such a tender age. And of course, Boeing Brown was the signalcaller of the one teams. Despite the considerable age difference, he more than held his own. A trademark that would follow him in later years.
Soccer was a major part of Boeing Brown’s life back in those days. Until 8th grade, he would be shuttled from his football game to his elite-level youth travel soccer squad. And while he loved playing on this select team, he knew the gridiron was his primary love.
The roots of Boeing Brown’s quarterbacking pedigree started at age seven. By the time he was ten, he lead his team to the state championship tilt. The next year they went undefeated again, eventually losing deep in the playoffs.
In 8th grade, Boeing impressed former Super Bowl champion Joe “Willie” Namath at his Complete Quarterback Camp. But it he was his appearances and performances at David Schuman’s National Underclassman Combine where he truly made a name for himself. As a freshman in Middletown, New York, Boeing captured overall QB MVP honors and was invited to NUC’s Top Ultimate 100. He repeated the feat this year as a sophomore.
As one of only two 10th graders at the Rivals Junior Invitational in Oakland, New Jersey, Boeing Brown would be ranked #6 out of 30 quarterbacks. He impressed every one at the camp, including the junior who earned the overall top ranking, Casey Cochran.
“Boeing Brown is a very hard worker and a great player. The future is very bright for him,” praised Cochran, a prized D-1 prospect in the state of Connecticut.
As a 9th grader, Boeing started for both the freshman and junior varsity teams at Brookfield High School (Brookfield, CT). His big break came against powerful Newton HS this past season. The Bobcats trailed by two touchdowns heading into the second half when his head coach switched multi-talented junior Brian Kelly from quarterback to wide receiver. Boeing Brown would take every snap from center from that point forward. While he directed a furious comeback that fell just short that day against Newton, the school knew they had something special in their sophomore field general.
“I’m thankful that we didn’t play Brookfield later in that season. They were a whole different team with Brown in charge,” said Newton HS Head Coach Steve George.
His own head coach was just as impressed with his young leader.
“Boeing Brown earned the starting quarterback position at Brookfield HS in his sophomore year based on his unyielding work ethic that he followed throughout the off-season after his freshman year. He worked on his mechanics and his footwork and came into camp and showed early on that he possessed the qualities of a great leader and consistently shown to be a quarterback that will make the right decisions. He was a key contributor to a team ended our season in the Class M State Semi-Finals by throwing for over 1,500 yards and 18 touchdowns,” said long-time Brookfield Head Coach Rich Angarano.
Brookfield High School is a mid-size school in the state of Connecticut. They consistently play up against Class L and LL squads from the region. Schools that are often triple the Brookfield’s size. The only other loss the Bobcats experienced during the regular season was at mighty Masuk, the #1 team in the state lead by Casey Cochran. It was Brown’s play on the road in a hostile environment that kept them in that contest right to the end. He remains undefeated at home (a seven game winning streak).
Certain student/athletes simply have “IT.” That intangible that makes them stand out and earns the respect of their teammates and coaches, as well as opposing players and coaches. Boeing Brown clearly has “IT.” He is a natural leader. He is a thoroughbred athlete. A lethal combination, especially at the all-important quarterback position. To accumulate the kind of offensive statistics that he did against the murderers’ row competition that Brookfield faces is impressive for a sophomore. To boot, the ambidextrous Brown averaged 45 yards a punt this past season. Years of intense soccer training developed these long, booming left-footed punts, including a 57-yarder against New London HS that pinned them down on the two-yard line.
“Among the players I cover, Boeing Brown has the most passion and has the strongest work ethic. He is relentless. He breathes football. He does everything in his power to constantly improve. As teammates are celebrating a win, Boeing is already looking ahead to the next opponent. Breaking down film. He’s got a pro mentality, with a matching physical skill set to put it into action and make it work,” said Kevin Duffy, who covers high school sports for the Danbury News Times.
At 6’3″ and a solid 200 pounds, Boeing Brown has all the physical tools to excel at a major college football program. And he is only going to get bigger and stronger. He is a tireless worker who demands nothing but the best from himself. Just like the little 4-year old boy who won over the older kids at the playground, Boeing’s work ethic and gutsy performance against all kinds of competition has won over his older teammates. A key to the high expectations the Brookfield football team face heading into this Fall.
“The most impressive attribute that Boeing has shown us during our current off-season, is his consistent work ethic to get better and not just remain the same. We are expecting really good things from him this season as we all work to get back to the state tournament and finish in our goal for another State Championship,” Coach Angarano added.
More importantly is the kind of quality person Boeing Brown is. A 3.57 GPA in rigorous classes with plans for AP/Honors Courses for next year. Brown is proud of his heritage and major history buff. He is a son of the American Revolution and a Mayflower child. So when he was asked to try out for Team USA recently, the honor meant the world to him and especially his one-time naval officer Dad and former college football player, Christopher Brown. Boeing followed that up with a dominant performance at Schuman’s Ultimate 100 East Combine, earning him an invite to NUC’s exclusive Top 100 Prospect Showcase at the University of Oklahoma in late July.
Despite all the on-the-field accolades, the thing that Boeing Brown is most proud is being a role model to his two younger siblings. Baron, age 9, is a head-cracking linebacker who loves to tackle and, Bay, age 8, is a national cheerleading champion for Take One who has her Mom’s model good looks.
“My family means the world to me. Everything I do is because of them. For them,” Boeing told me.
Strong of body and strong of faith, Boeing Brown helped bring a chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) to his school. The same organization that Tim Tebow proudly backs. Brown believes that a divine power watches over him – Now and in the future.
The prestigious Future College Athlete Association (FCAA) believes in Boeing Brown so much that he is one of the highest-rated quarterbacks in their rankings. FCAA believes in him now and in the future too. Project Boeing as a productive starter at the next level with tremendous upside.
“I am excited about next school year. I can’t wait for the season to start. My chance to lead and finish with a State Championship, as the quarterback. I want to leave my mark on this team and in this state. I definitely have big-time college aspirations. I will continue to work toward that ultimate goal. I will always strive to lead by example both on and off the field.”
The sky is the limit for the aptly-named Boeing Brown. The Brookfield Bomber is about to soar into the national recruiting spotlight.
Check Below for Boeing’s Sophomore highlight tape