I was fortunate to go down to San Antonio on Saturday and check out a game between Steele High School and Madison High School who, coincidentally enough, feature two of the premier running back recruits in the country in Malcolm Brown and Aaron Green, respectively.
Although the two entered the game highly touted (both are considered five-star recruits by Scout.com), Brown was carrying a little more publicity with his recent commitment to Texas. Green is considering California, Florida State, Nebraska and, guess who, the Longhorns.
The two athletes are also close friends.
Here’s a highlight video of the game provided by CountdownCityPreps. If you want to fast-forward to the good parts, Green’s (#2) touchdowns are at 1:09, 4:10 and a beauty at 6:50 where he weaves in and out of traffic for a 70-yard touchdown.
Brown (#28) has a nice touchdown catch at the 4:50 mark, showing his hands and versatility. At the 5:30 mark, Malcolm Brown has the run of the night. Check this one out.
Green had far and away the better first half, as Madison’s defense loaded up the box and stuffed Brown on several occasions, whose first half stats were 15 carries for 45 yards.
But it’s hard to keep Brown, who’s six-foot-one, 218 lbs., down for long. His 89-yard touchdown was just incredible. He has a tremendous combination of power and balance. When he runs downhill, he looks like a freight train.
Green is a guy who you want to get into space little more. He’s most dangerous when he’s out on the edge and can make defenders miss. At five-foot-eleven, 186 lbs., he’s smaller than Brown, but is very athletic.
Strangely enough, there weren’t a whole lot of plays (if any) that featured Green catching balls out of the backfield. With his ability to make plays in space, that might be a dimension that’s explored with Green as he goes into college.
It was an exciting game with lots of great moments, but in the end, Madison edged Steele 28-25. Here’s the interviews with Aaron Green and Malcolm Brown.
Clearly, Brown is disappointed with the loss, and it’s hard to get a whole lot out of him to begin with, but he and Green are very well-mannered, well-spoken young men.
Also, look out for the following names: receiver Blake Gardner (#8) and defensive tackle Marquis Anderson (#77) for Steele. Anderson is an Oklahoma commit. For Madison, check out receiver Quincy Daniels (#11) and running back Troy Williams(#22) and keep an eye out for Williams. Currently,he is committed to UT-San Antonio, but after last night’s performance,he might be seeing some more D-I offers.