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Plant's Colby Brown has incredible week ahead


4:16 PM, Jul. 08, 2013 EDT

Georgia State was the first school to offer him a scholarship, but they won't be the last.

"When they said, 'I'd like to offer you a scholarship,' I was just shocked," said Plant High School quarterback Colby Brown.

Never heard of him? He's the latest Plant QB catching eyes with his arm. After moving to Tampa last year from Orlando, he's slowly begun to build a college-worthy resume.

"I'd like to say I'm 10 times better than when I got here," said Brown. (Head Coach Robert Weiner) has helped me out tremendously. Just the physical aspect, the mental aspect. He's definitely the best quarterback coach in the country. I'm talking NFL, college, anything."

The Panthers' incoming senior signal caller has drawn interest from schools like FAU, Utah State and Middle Tennessee as well, according to this dad, Phil.

"USF has shown some interest but ... I think they're backing off now," said Colby.

On July 18, he'll get a chance to throw for Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher in Tallahassee. The Seminoles have always been his favorite school so the chance to play in Doak Campbell Stadium has Colby excited.

Before that, he'll travel to Louisiana and get instruction from two of the top players in the NFL at the Manning Passing Academy. The camp is from July 11-14 and features the father and son trio of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.

"That will be a life-changing experience," said Brown.

The 6-foot tall, 182 pound quarterback is listed as a two star recruit by Rivals.com. He's the oldest of four children and feels like he has to set a good example for his younger siblings.

"I try to not lead them astray and teach them and tell them what I know," said Brown. "I love them all so much."

Plant fans will learn to love Brown as well. He'll pilot a Panthers team with, again, state title aspirations.
 

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