Nebraska received a commit from St. Louis Christian Brothers College wideout Cameron Brown on Sunday. What traits are the Huskers getting in Brown? Six quick takes on the commit:

1. You can’t teach speed. And Brown has it. He was timed as having 4.51-second 40-yard dash at a Nike Regional, which, for a high-schooler, is very good. Brown has run a sub 11-second 100 meters several times, too. Brown’s Hudl highlight tape shows he can run by opposing defenders with ease, and he runs by them after the catch, too. Speed doesn’t solve every problem, but when a six-yard hitch can turn into a 15-yard play — or even a long touchdown — that’s a trait that’s good to have. What’s more, Brown has it in a 6-foot frame. This is a top-shelf deep threat with some size to win a jump ball battle downfield. Some cross of Stanley Morgan and Kenny Bell is a decent upside comp, though Brown has a ways to go before he’d be as good as either.

2. Two-way talent. Brown had four interceptions as a junior at CBC and could easily play defense, too. Much like another NU commit, Chase Williams, Brown is a more polished and memorable offensive player right now, but that’s not uncommon for high school guys. College is a time when good defensive backs can blossom. Brown could play on either side of the ball.

3. Brown's mid-3-star recruiting rating doesn’t speak to his test results. His 40-yard dash time is very comparable to Husker signee Tyjon Lindsey (4.50 seconds). So, too, is his vertical jump — Brown leapt 40.9 inches while Lindsey leapt 39.6. Lindsey had the better shuttle time (3.86 seconds vs. Brown’s 4.20), and he had the better overall Nike SPARQ score — 129.33 to Brown’s 115.02. But Brown is inside the nation’s top 100 in scores right now, one spot below Amon-Ra St. Brown, the nation’s No. 19 player according to 247 Sports Composite. While St. Brown weighs a few more pounds, the closeness in scores indicates recruiting services have, to some degree, underrated Brown. Which is fairly common for Midwestern recruits.

4. Another win in Missouri. The Huskers figure to get two — maybe three — out of the Show-Me State this recruiting cycle. Brown is the first, and NU would love to see Lee’s Summit (Missouri) West athlete Mario Goodrich be No. 2. No. 3 could be one of the elite linemen — Ronnie Perkins, Michael Thompson or Daniel Carson. Brown’s CBC teammate, Kamryn Babb, is a top-50 national prospect who appears to be an Ohio State lean. To watch their Hudl tapes, Babb is the more physical player — the better blocker — with better short area quickness. Brown is the bigger home run hitter. Babb has peaked in terms of recruiting attention — every school, including Nebraska, wants him. Brown hasn’t yet.

5. Keith Williams could be close to full for the 2018 cycle. Williams works very hard at recruiting, so, if Nebraska has a big season and shows recruits it can actually sling it around the yard a little, Williams will be back in the ears of some guys — like Babb, like he was with Lindsey — trying to turn them on to Nebraska. On paper, though, Williams has already done strong work in landing Brown, Corona (California) prospect Manuel Allen and Eric Fuller. Allen has a higher rating than Brown but is less polished as a player. Fuller is the Los Angeles Hawkins prospect who committed to NU three months ago but probably needs to visit campus to firm up a decision he made without seeing the school. Next targets for Williams include IMG Academy receiver Joshua Moore — who visited for the spring game — and perhaps Long Beach (California) Polytechnic receiver Jalen Hall, a five-star who is the nation’s No. 12 prospect according to 247 Sports. Hall told he was visiting Nebraska in June, presumably for a Friday Night Lights camp. But he is considered a heavy USC lean like his friends and former teammates Joseph Lewis and Greg Johnson, both of whom considered NU but ultimately went to USC. Bottom line: Williams has three receivers in the boat, has very good options for a fourth, and may be close to finished already.

6. Attention for Brown probably won’t slow down. He got an offer from Georgia after he posted his workout scores from the Chicago Nike regional event, and if Brown has a big senior year, there’s a good chance that schools like Ohio State, Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma and others all come calling with more urgency. Williams is an excellent recruiter, but Nebraska needs to show, this fall, that it can build an offense that receivers will enjoy. It did in 2015. In 2016, it was pretty rough. In 2017, with Tanner Lee at the helm, how will it look?

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