Georgia Tech true freshman wide receiver Ahmarean Brown is proving to be a future star in his first year on campus.
When Ahmarean Brown committed to the Georgia Tech football program last December, he was expected to be a big part of the Jackets offense in the future. That being said, nobody outside of perhaps a few people, could have expected what Brown was going to do so far this season.
The Tampa, Florida native has been tremendous for the Jackets and has been their most explosive player this season. The true freshman this season is tied for the team in lead with receptions at 17 and has totaled 361 receiving yards, an average of 21.2 yards per reception. Brown also leads the team in touchdown receptions this season with five.
For Brown, those five touchdowns are the most for a Georgia Tech freshman receiver since Calvin Johnson had seven for the Jackets in 2004. Brown will have three more games this season in order to potentially tie or eclipse Johnson’s 2004 mark. It’s safe to say that Brown has also been tremendously explosive and dangerous for the Jackets this season.
However, what may be more important than Brown being explosive and dangerous is that he’s been consistent. So far this season, Brown has at least one reception in each game for the Jackets and has multiple receptions in four of those games including a season-high four receptions against Pittsburgh.
Since the beginning of October (five games), Brown has 10 receptions for 233-yards and four touchdowns. While you’d like to see him get more targets and receptions, for just 10 receptions, 223-yards and four touchdowns is outstanding. While it’s still extremely early in his career, it’s safe to say that Brown has the potential to be one of the most dynamic playmakers in the last 25-years or so for Georgia Tech joining the likes of Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas.
Brown and the Yellow Jackets will look for a big win on Saturday when they take on the Virginia Tech Hokies at Bobby Dodd Stadium. So far at home, Brown has eight receptions for 129-yards and two touchdowns.