- Tyler Harden
Three-star running back, Keyjuan Brown, commits to Louisville
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Three-star running back, Keyjuan Brown, committed to Purdue in late-June, but after decommitting from the Boilermakers in earlier this month, and taking an official visit, he decided to commit and sign with the University of Louisville.
Brown is a 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back from South Atlanta High School in Atlanta, Georgia. According to 247sports, he is ranked as the No. 43 running back in the country, the No. 61 recruit in Georgia, and the No. 617 overall recruit in the country.
Purdue head coach, Jeff Brohm, and Purdue running back coach, Chris Barclay, were recently hired at Louisville. Because of this, Brown saw a reason to consider Louisville because of the relationships he already had with the new staff there. But especially with Coach Barclay, Brown’s familiarity with the coaches at Louisville made the decision smooth for him.
“He’s [Coach Barclay] always been with me,” Brown said “He’s always been checking up on me, he’s just been a good person at heart, and him going to Louisville just made it even better.”
Despite Louisville being a new school that Brown was considering because of the coaching change at Purdue, the program itself at Louisville felt like home to Brown because of everyone involved in it.
“Everybody around was family,” Brown said. “It just kind of felt like home.”
Brown also wants to play in front of a passionate fanbase like Louisville’s, which played a factor in making his decision.
“I heard it’s a big fan base because there’s no NFL team,” Brown said. “So everyone supports it like the NFL team. I can’t wait to get up there and see the atmosphere while I’m playing.”
But Brown looks forward most to the personal success and team success he can have at Louisville. He wants to go into the program and make an impact as soon as possible, and leave his mark on the program.
“Looking forward to playing, breaking records, making it to the NFL, and being great, getting my jersey retired,” Brown said.
Most of all, Brown’s glad he’s made his decision official, that he can focus on one school, and focus on getting ready for the next level.
“It feels great,” Brown said. “Not a lot of stress anymore.”