The D Zone

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Shaye Brown - 2013 QB

The state of Michigan is loaded with talent at quarterback position in the class of 2013.  One quarterback who is getting little attention is Shaye Brown of Linden High School.  As a Junior this past Fall, Brown threw for over 2,700 passing yards and 27 touchdowns leading Linden to the third round of the playoffs before falling to Orchard Lake Saint Mary.  Shaye Brown was able to reflect on the previous season and his thoughts on the upcoming season.

Position (s): QB
Height & Weight: 6'4 - 203
First Game Started: Week 2 of Junior year (Fenton)
#1 Most Memorable Game: District Championship game vs. Lapeer East which we won.
Pre-game Traditions: Eat subway and talk to the younger kids who come to watch from the sidelines.
Post-game Traditions: None really, go home with my family.
Athlete you try building your game around: No one in particular

The D - Zone - With the loss to Orchard Lake Saint Mary in 2011 playoffs, how is the team feeling about having another good season?

Shaye Brown - "We're confident knowing we have a strong class returning and we will have more of a chip on our shoulder this year from certain losses in the previous year."

The D - Zone - Linden headed into the playoffs with a 5-4 record but was able to string together two straight wins, what were keys to winning those two playoff games?

Shaye Brown - "Our defense was extremely effective while our run game opened up our passing game."

The D - Zone - Last season you put up big time statistics, over 2,700 passing yards and 27 touchdowns, what were keys to have the big season and what must you do to replicate those numbers in 2012?

Shaye Brown - "My receivers did a great job getting open and making great plays after the catch. This year I'll look more for good reads and push the ball more down field."

The D - Zone - Not a lot of my followers really follow the Flint-Metro League but with quality of teams such as: Linden, Holly, Fenton, and the Lapeer schools, can you talk a little bit about the strength of the conference and the reward of winning the league?

Shaye Brown - "The Metro has extremely competitive and any team can win any game. Even when the Metro plays out of conference we can be a threat no matter the opponent."

The D - Zone - If there was one game you could go back at from 2011, which game would it be and what would of have done to make it better?

Shaye Brown - "Without a doubt the Fenton game because it was winnable and I feel I could have been a bigger threat then what I was."

The D - Zone - Looking ahead to your 2012 schedule, which game(s) do you feel are big games and either are must win games, biggest rivalry or a certain grudge match?

Shaye Brown - "Every game is a must win. But the Fenton game is very important because it's a redemption game along with starting the season strong."

The D - Zone - This Class of 2013 has an extremely high amount of Quarterback talent in the Southeastern Michigan region, with you being in that crop of quarterbacks, what makes you stand out from the rest of the group (Shane Morris - De La Salle, Kyle Dinkins - Ecorse, Nate Bossory - Chelsea, Davaun Williams - King, Bart Williams - Grand Blanc, and Cameron Thomas - South Lyon East)?

Shaye Brown - "I feel like I was thrown into the role of QB and did a very good job my first year. I think I standout because I have faith in all of my receivers amd I'm always looking to improve and get better."

The D - Zone - How has recruiting been for you thus far?

Shaye Brown - "I've been looked at by Iowa, Yale, NIU, Penn, Valpo and other smaller colleges. I've been getting letters, looking for chances to visit, and what camps to attend."

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