Brown likes SEC

Shun Brown

Shreveport (La.) Calvary Baptist 2015 CB Shun Brown made tons of plays last fall for the Cavaliers. Go inside for the details on Brown, including his early group of frontrunners....

Shun Brown boosted Calvary Baptist to a 9-4 season with a surplus of sensational plays.

The 5-10, 165-pounder paced the Cavaliers with six picks and nearly 200 return yards (on interceptions alone). He added almost 700 more yards on special teams, averaging a whopping 24-plus yards per punt return and more than 34 on each kickoff return.

Brown registered nearly 70 stops with five tackles for loss, a sack, six passes broken up, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, 18 catches for 211 yards, and a total of eight TDs.

"I feel great about the stats," he said. "I had a great year, and am pushing to have a better year as a junior. Going into last season I knew I had to step up my role with players like Brandon Wilson gone."

Brown seeks offers from six programs in the Southeastern Conference.

"I like SEC schools," he said. "If I had to list them in order, right now it's LSU, Florida, Georgia and Alabama. I also like Arkansas and Texas A&M.

"LSU and Florida have great secondaries and great defenses. I like Tre'Davious White, who signed with LSU. I played basketball against him. He's a great athlete, and I think he'll do good. I also like the Honey Badger (Tyrann Mathieu), Morris Claiborne and Patrick Peterson."

What stands out about the Gators?

"I started liking Florida after seeing Matt Elam, Tim Tebow and Brandon Spikes," Brown pointed out. "When they won the two national championships (2006 and 2008), the defense was incredible."

Brown has not decided on any particular summer camps or visits.

He talked about Calvary's chances in 2013.

"We should have a pretty good team, but we're not going to be the same team as the last two years," he said. "Last year, we had an all-star team with (QB) Daniel Fitzwater and (WR/DB) Weston Steelhammer. We lost basically our whole offensive line, so a lot of guys will have to step up. We're pushing to win our first state championship; it's something we talk about all the time. The coaches have been harder on us with more discipline."

Calvary reached the 2A quarters before coming up short to University Lab in a defensive slugfest.

The Cavs roared out of the gate with three straight wins over 5A competition, including victories in weeks two and three versus defending state champ West Monroe and runner-up Carencro.

Brown had a season-high 72 yards receiving on seven catches vs. University. His highest number of tackles (11) and PBU (four) also came in the 19-7 setback to U-High.

In the postseason opener, a 49-14 rout of the Newman Greenies, he broke loose for 81 yards on two punt returns.

Brown shook free for 95-yard kick returns twice (vs. Carencro and Teurlings Catholic). He scored three times vs. Carencro.

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