L.C. Bird High School has seen a constant stream of college interest in their athletes, and running back Ramon Brown may be making headlines for years to come. This week, he received an offer from the University of Virginia.
“Brown is a gifted athlete, and he works hard,” coach Troy Taylor said. “He was able to carry the ball at tailback and start as a cornerback this year.”
In his 11 games for the Skyhawks, he carried the ball 72 times for 631 yards, good for 8.8 yards per carry. Defensively, he played well and provided coverage against opposing wide receivers.
Despite his youth, this is the third offer that Brown has received. All three offers for the rising sophomore have come out of the Atlantic Coast Conference, with Virginia Tech and Maryland the others. He first garnered interest after strong showings in two showcase games: the All-American and International bowls.
He and senior Tre Mason will form what promises to be one of the most talented backfields in the state. Mason ran for 1,860 yards and scored 15 touchdowns last year.