You last heard about Malcolm Brown when he committed to Mack Brown and Texas earlier this month. One of the top recruits in the nation, some recruiting experts have pegged Brown as the best running back to come out of the state of Texas in recent memory.
Saturday, he went head-to-head with another top running back -- and another possible Longhorn -- Aaron Green. Green is also considering Nebraska, but is currently uncommitted.
Green and Brown, two of the nation's top three running backs, lived up to preseason expectations and rankings by combining for five of the game's seven touchdowns (Madison won 28-23) and both rushed for over 100 yards. Brown, a five-star prospect, is No. 7 in the ESPNU 150, while Green, a four-star recruit, is No. 14 in the ESPNU 150.
"Aaron and Malcolm did what they do," Steele coach Michael Jinks said. "We have been around them and watching them a long time. America got a pretty good game."
Green, 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, got the scoring started with a 6-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He followed that up with a 25-yard TD run in the second quarter, showing patience along with great vision and explosiveness, darting up the middle for the touchdown. Then, in the fourth quarter, with his team needing a big play, he ripped off a 68-yard touchdown run for the winning score. Again, Green, the No. 3 RB in the nation, was letting his blocks set up before he exploded down the Madison sideline. He finished with 170 yards.
Longhorns fans have to like what they see there, and salivate at the possibility of a rumbler-scat combo in the future if Green follows Brown's lead in becoming a member of Texas' already outstanding 2011 class.
Green also counts Florida State and Cal among his favorites, but told ESPN.com his recruitment is still wide open.
Brown, meanwhile, sounds humble and excited to make his way to Austin.
"I am very comfortable there with all the coaching [Texas] staff," Brown said. "I fit in with everyone there. It's just a blessing for them to even recruit me and I am glad they did."