ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today with Brookfield (Conn.) junior quarterback Boeing Brown, who is patiently awaiting that elusive first offer but has already pointed out a favorite.
South Carolina, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Northwestern are the most notable Division 1 programs to inquire about Brown, considered one of the state's top Class of 2013 prospects. But Boeing's dream is to play in-state for UConn.
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"We don't want to focus on just one school, but we'd like him to play at UConn and be a UConn Husky," Boeing's father, Chris, said. "Boeing has a relationship with [Connecticut quarterbacks coach Joe Morehead] I haven't seen with any other coach."
Brown threw for 1,511 yards and 18 touchdowns [five interceptions] last season, when Brookfield lost to New London in the Class M semifinals. He's 6-foot-3 and said he has a 3.47 GPA.
"I feel like I have a strong arm and that I'm accurate with my throws downfield," Brown said. "If I have to run I'll do it."
Brown has taken unofficial visits to Connecticut, Northwestern and Notre Dame. He said Boston College, Central Florida, Duke, Illiniois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin are also in the picture. He's scheduled to visit Boston College this weekend. His father played at Central Florida.
"Our head coach is talking to BC's head coach," Chris said. "They've reached out to Boeing a couple different ways.
"We've been invited to quite a few games this fall. We're gonna try to get to a Duke game, a South Carolina game, a Vanderbilt game and a game at Notre Dame.
"I'd say UConn is No. 1 followed by Notre Dame and Northwestern. We're big fans of UConn."
For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school football talent, be sure to check out Brown's ESPN blog.