UCLA picked up a big player during the Early Signing Period, but it wasn’t a high school recruit. Instead, it was the transfer destination for a former four-star player and Texas A&M WR Kam Brown.
Brown transferred to UCLA after two seasons in College Station that saw him haul in just seven passes for 74 yards. Clearly, though, the talent is there and he showcased that when he had the opportunity. He’s an elusive receiver with a big frame and soft hands.
And if his recruiting pedigree is any indicator, he should in fact be a big, impactful player for the Bruins for years to come.
Lean build that will need added bulk and strength to compete against defensive backs at the next level. Highly productive receiver against quality big-school competition in Texas. Good route-runner who understands leverage and how to set up defenders with subtle, yet sudden moves. Plays with impressive body control and adjusts well when the ball is in the air. Shows quickness off the line and adequate top-end speed in the vertical passing game. More of a quick receiver than a long-speed burner, but can separate early in vertical routes. Consistently good at high-pointing the ball in red-zone and/or jump-ball situations. Added mass will help perimeter blocking ability in the college run game. Lines up in multiple spots but the slot may be the best long-term fit. Athleticism is limiting on the next level.
The son of former Dallas Cowboys CB Larry Brown, Kam possesses an impressive football pedigree. He’s compared to current Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins and exploded onto the scene during his sophomore season at Colleyville Heritage High School in Texas.
He was named the Offensive Sophomore of the Year back in 2016 and followed that up with All-District selections.
He racked up an insane 39 receiving touchdowns in just three seasons including 20 touchdowns in 2017 alone. He capped his three-year stint there with 2,438 receiving yards on just 147 catches. Brown was the class of 2019’s 29th-ranked receiver and 26th-ranked player from the state of Texas.
He’ll absolutely fit in nicely with the UCLA offense and he’ll absolutely be a great piece in a surging offense in the future.
Welcome to Westwood!