Athlon Sports has named Louisville freshman linebacker Keith Brown as the “Top Impact Freshman” for the Big East conference in 2012. Excerpt below.
Keith Brown, LB, Louisville
Landing Brown was one of the many recruiting coups for Charlie Strong and his staff. His ties to South Florida helped sign the 6-foot-1, 230-pound tackler from Miami Norland. He has a chance to step in and bolster a young defense right from the onset.
Brown is one of the freshmen that I mentioned in yesterday’s post, “Five Freshman that could make an immediate impact.” Enrolling in January really helped Brown separate himself from some of the other linebackers on the roster. It would surprise me if he wasn’t a starter on opening day.
Louisville freshman Nick Dawson (LB) and Devantre Parnell (DB) were listed “other names to watch” by Athlon.