Charleston, W. Va– Karl Joseph no longer plays for the Mountaineers but fans could see him in another form in Fall of the 2017 season. Eugene Brown, a recent verbal commit out of Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia might be the second coming of the type of hard hitting and play making ability Joseph brought to the Mountaineer defense.
The 6’0, 190 pound safety took notice of Karl Joseph and KJ Dillion in their playing days with the Mountaineers, which was one of many reasons Brown decided to commit. By watching the first couple of seconds of his highlight tape, you know this kid will bring the boom on every play.
“There’s former players that played there, that I always looked up to,” Brown said. “The school is just beautiful and I like the schemes they run up there,” Brown adds.
Brown not only brings a hard hitting style, but he has plenty of speed, too. His personal best for the 40-yard dash is 4.5 seconds, 11.58 for the 100 meter, and 23.74 for the 200 meter. This speed would be vital for the WVU defense, especially if he gets implemented at the spur position. The position was played so eloquently by KJ Dillion, who mastered the art of run support, blitzing, and covering slot receivers which would mean Brown would have big shoes to fill. This is also a position that Tony Gibson refers to as the most important on the field. When asked, Brown said he could see himself playing that important role when he arrives in Morgantown.
” I think I see myself at the spur position, I kinda like playing in the box, and being around the field a lot,” Brown said.
When a high school player is compared to one of Karl Joseph’s caliber, everyone wants to see the kind of mentality he has and how serious he is about bringing the boom on every play. Brown’s favorite part of playing football? Hitting somebody and sending the opposition a message that he is not playing around.
“I had a big hit every game, the first dude in my highlight tape, they brought the ambulance out there to get him. “They put him on a stretcher, I thought I killed him.”
Brown is a three-star prospect who had offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, North Carolina State and Wake Forest and is rated the number eight safety in Georgia and 74th safety nationally. It was a pleasure to talk to this young man and the interview can be heard in its entirety below. The Brandon Lowe show is live every weekday evening at 5:00 pm on AM 950 WBES in Charleston.