2022 QB Jacurri Brown Turns Heads at Elite 11 Atlanta
CARROLLTON, Ga. -- When there are over ninety quarterbacks at one event, it can be difficult to stand out among the rest. However, at the Elite 11 event in Atlanta this weekend there were a few quarterbacks that did just that.
The 2021 pool provided several Power-5 talents like Carlos Del-Rio, Aaron McClaughlin and Jake Rubley. However, one 2022 quarterback was among those who turned heads in their own right.
Jacurri Brown is 6-foot-3 1/2, 206 pounds as a rising Junior at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia. He ran a 4.63-second time in the 40-yard dash with a 33.4-inch vertical jump. So before the footballs were even on the field, Brown had our attention. A big, fluid athlete that checks all of the measurable boxes.
Then you get to see the life in the young man's arm.
With little to no effort, that strong frame produces a powerful and quick stroke. There is no wasted motion in the young man's delivery, and it's no wonder several top programs have gotten in early with Brown.
Offers: Auburn, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech, FAU, UAB, Colorado State.
What we didn't get to see Satruday — apart from the 40 — is Brown's incredible running ability. He runs downhill with the strength you'd expect given his size yet he can make defenders miss as if he's a much more compact athlete.
Last year Brown rushed for 1,559 yards on top of the 1,330 yards he tallied through the air. Hence the dual-threat label that he's welcomed thus far in the recruiting process.
In fact, he had 80 more carries than any other player at Lowndes last season, a team that was a perfect (14-0) in the toughest classification of football the state of Georgia provides before losing to Marietta (Ga.) in the state championship game.
Brown accounted for 51.4% of the offensive yardage last season as a Sophomore.
We caught up with Brown after the event to update his recruitment, where he plans to visit next and see what he will be working on to get better this spring headed into his third year as the starter at Lowndes High school.
He says he doesn't favor any of the schools involved in his recruitment at the moment, but he did enjoy his visit to Auburn.
"I mean, I have taken a visit to Auburn, but nah there's no leader or nothing like that right now."
Brown did say though that he plans to visit Florida whenever the dead period is over with.
As for how what he will be doing to get better the rest of this offseason:
"Making sure my feet are right. Making sure my base is all right. If I get my base right I'll be straight."