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Super 30: Shawnee's Brayle Brown hits camp circuit

By Scott Wright Modified: June 17, 2010 at 10:34 am •  Published: June 17, 2010

SHAWNEE — Shawnee coach Billy Brown tries to keep a distinct line drawn in dealing with Brayle Brown, his son and starting quarterback.

When it's about football, he's the coach. When it's about life, he's the dad.

Here's the trick: recruiting is about both, so the line gets blurred at times.

"When you're talking to college coaches, it's kind of weird talking about your own kid, and it's probably weird for them hearing it,” Billy said. "But that's really the only time it overlaps like that.”

The Browns have spent a lot of time on the road and will spend a lot more in the coming weeks to visit college campuses, attend camps and try to figure out which path will be best for Brayle.

"We're hitting all of them in a two-week span,” Brayle said. "It's fun. You only get to do it once, so do all you can.

"I think we drove about 15 hours the last few days.”

And that was just to visit a couple of Texas schools. He has plans to visit Kansas State as well as a trip to Las Vegas for an Elite 11 regional camp in the coming days. Along with a scholarship offer from Louisiana-Monroe, he also has drawn interest from Kansas, Missouri, Tulsa, Oklahoma and many others.

"My favorite is North Texas,” the quarterback said.