El Reno senior Justin Brown had a big 2012, catching eight touchdown passes and intercepting four passes.
Over the summer, he attended numerous camps to improve as a receiver and defensive back, while hoping to gain some attention from colleges.
He recently talked with The Oklahoman about the upcoming season, El Reno's new coach Taylor Schwerdtfeger and those camps.
Q: How are things going with Schwerdtfeger so far?
A: This is by far already the best year of football I've ever had. From practices to morning workouts, it's just great right now because he pushes us harder than we've ever been pushed before.
Last season you went 4-6. Are you starting to see things improve?
Absolutely. We have 50 guys strong right now. They show up every day at practice and work their butts off every day.
What kind of things did you do this summer off the field?
I went to a few camps. Went to a lot of the morning workouts and just been working all summer long.
Where were those camps and what did you learn?
I went to UCO and a couple just receiver camps and a safety camp in Texas. I learned a lot of stuff that I've never known. I was so lost when I first got there but now I think I've picked up pretty well.
What game are you looking forward to the most this year and why?
The game I'm looking forward to the most is probably Carl Albert. Last year we had the exact same record and they beat us to get into the playoffs. So that's the game I'm looking forward to the most; the last game of the regular season.