High school recruiting: Carver's Brown invited to '15 Under Armor All-American game

dmitchell@ledger-enquirerJune 17, 2013 

Carver High rising junior Mekhi Brown picked up an invitation to the 2015 Under Armor All-American football game on Monday.

Brown, a defensive end and linebacker who is among the nation’s top recruits and has already committed to play at Alabama, said that he hasn’t accepted the invitation but that there’s a good chance he will.

“The Under Armor game is very prestigious,” he wrote via text message. “I can see myself playing in it. … I’m waiting on my parents to discuss the game I’m playing in, and it’s a good chance I will (accept the invitation).”

Brown added that it was a special honor for all involved.

“This is huge for me, my family and Carver,” he wrote.

As a sophomore in 2012, Brown recorded 37 tackles, four sacks, 19 quarterback pressures and two forced fumbles. He was voted by area coaches to the All-Bi-City first team.

He has already received offers to play at a host of Division-I schools, including Alabama, where he is currently committed, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Tennessee, among others.

CENTRAL’S SAMUEL PICKS UP BIG OFFER: Red Devils rising junior athlete Traveon Samuel picked up an offer from Florida State at the school’s football camp last Thursday.

Samuel, who is projected to play running back in college, has also received offers from Auburn, Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Tennessee, among others.

As a sophomore in 2012, Samuel split time between running back and receiver for Central, carrying 83 times for 647 yards and 16 touchdowns and catching 43 passes for 788 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 14 kick/punt returns for 464 yards.

Area coaches selected him to the All-Bi-City first team.

Samuel has not made a commitment to a school yet.

David Mitchell, 706-571-8571; Follow David on Twitter @leprepsports.

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