Texas Southern football coach Johnnie Cole is a Dayton native, and he’s still using those connections to draw players to the Houston Division I-AA school.
Chaminade Julienne receiver Laron Brown is visiting Youngstown State today, Jan. 28, before getting on a plane and heading to Houston to see Texas Southern.
If Brown — a 6-foot-4, 180-pounder who caught 22 passes for 244 yards and two scores this season — joins the team, he will be the third area player to accept a scholarship from Cole. The Tigers already boast a pair of former city league running backs in Dunbar’s Marcus Wright and Marshall’s Ryan Jones.
It also helps that Cole uses tight ends coach Raymond James, a Xenia native to recruit players in this area.
Brown is the second CJ player likely to earn a D-I football scholarship. Offensive lineman Andy Jomantas is set to sign his letter of intent with North Carolina State on Wednesday, Feb. 3, the first day allowed.Tweet