Football recruiting: Martin County WR Amarion Brown adds three more Power 5 offers

Jon Santucci
Treasure Coast Newspapers

Martin County sophomore wide receiver Amarion Brown is emerging as a big-time recruit.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pound Brown added offers from Florida, Virginia Tech and Penn State on Monday. He also offers from Arkansas and South Carolina.

“I figured going into his junior year he would have multiple offers,” Martin County coach Rod Harris said. “With kids who are elite, it usually happens at this time of year. Now with the whole coronavirus, no one predicated that part of it. It’s been done differently. Obviously, no one is coming to see him; it’s been people calling and texting about him.

He has all the measurables: height, weight, speed, explosiveness, great hands, he completes for the ball. I’m not surprised at all.”

Martin County has had other major college recruits, including Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons and Michigan wide receiver George Johnson, but Brown is the first Tigers players in more than a decade to land a Florida offer.

Koht picks up rare Texas offer

Vero Beach junior defensive end Keanu Koht picked up an offer from Texas last week.

The Longhorns have only two players on their roster who graduated from Florida high schools.

“They hunker down in the state of Texas and from there it’s just spot recruiting on a national basis,” Vero Beach coach Lenny Jankowski said. “They’ll go position-specific and going after those guys on a national level. It speaks volumes for his ability and his recruitment. There’s not many offers he doesn’t have right now.”

Koht, who committed to play in the 2021 All-American Bowl, previously announced a top nine of Georgia, LSU, Florida, Alabama, Oregon, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Miami.

Around the Treasure Coast

St. Lucie West Centennial freshman offensive lineman Knijeah Harris was offered by Miami on Monday. It’s the fifth offer for the 6-foot-3, 305-pound Harris, who also has offers from Florida, Penn State and Texas A&M.

John Carroll freshman defensive lineman Wilky Denaud added an offer from Nebraska. It is the fifth offer for Denaud.

Fort Pierce Westwood sophomore sophomore safety Kamari Wilson also picked up an offer from Nebraska on Monday.

Fort Pierce Westwood all-state junior defensive end James Gardner Jr. was offered by Southeastern Louisiana. It is the first FCS offer for Gardner, who had 16 sacks and 25 tackles for loss in 2019.

Vero Beach linebacker Davon Hicks was offered by UNC-Charlotte and also said he was re-offered by Colorado State last week. Hicks, who is verbally committed to South Florida, was offered by Colorado State in July. The Rams hired a new coaching staff in December.