Cleveland (Seattle, Wa.) ATH Zack Brown is one of the more underrated athletes in the state of Washington. His quickness, agility and overall athleticism stood out so much, he’s been invited to the NIKE Opening which will take place in July and he’s got several college programs showing him quite a bit of interest.
“The schools that have been in contact with me the most have been Columbia, Yale, UC Davis, Oregon State, Montana and Washington State,” Brown told Northwest Elite Index. “None of them have offered me yet and most want me to come out to their camps, just so they can see me work out and spend some time with me in person.”
The camps he plans to attend include the Opening, which will be held the second week of July on the Nike campus in Beaverton, Oregon, as well as camps at Yale and Harvard, the Northwest Elite Camp at Lynnwood High School on June 5th and the Washington Rising Stars Camp on June 6th.
“I’m deciding between the Oregon State and Washington State camps right now because they are on the same dates,” Brown said. “They both have said they just want to see me in person and I’ve been talking to both staffs, so I am still deciding on which one I will go to.”
As a two-way star for Cleveland the past couple of season, Brown’s stock began to climb last season and he finished with 35 tackles, 19 pass breakups and four interceptions on defense while hauling in 27 receptions for 685 yards and six scores. He’s also earned First Team All-Metro Honors for his work on the defensive side of the ball.
“He’s a great kid on and off the field,” Cleveland head coach Jeff Schmidt added.”He’s got fast feet and great hips. He’s a real ballhawk.
“On defense, he’s a lockdown corner with exceptional instincts. He’s a competitor who loves to prove himself against the best.”
At nearly 5’11 and weighing close to 180 pounds, Brown is a player worth keeping an eye on. With his instincts and athleticism, he will likely wind up with several offers after schools get a closer look at him this summer and during the fall.