DUNCANVILLE, Texas — During the past two years of competing in high school varsity track and field, Anterius Brown’s skills have afforded him to run at a number of major colleges in Texas, most notably Texas Christian, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and the University of Texas, among others.
Given the continuous strides this Duncanville High sprinter has made in recent years, it’s safe to assume that he’s making a strong case for earning a much-anticipated scholarship to one of these schools.
“If given the chance to compete in college track and field, I would take the advantage of the opportunity, giving the best I have to bringing success to that school,” Brown said during a recent interview.
Through nearly two full seasons as a varsity sprinter, Brown has no official offers but, according to his mother, La Toni Brown, the junior standout had begun generating interests from schools as early as last week.
Chances are such interest is expected to increase, in large part because Anterius Brown currently participates in four events for the Panthers, up from the two he ran last year.
Last year, for instance, Anterius Brown was a fixture in the 400-meter dash and 4×400-meter relay. This year, though, the speedy, 6-foot-1, 170-pound Dallas native has added 200-meter dash and 4×200-meter relay to his sprinting repertoire.
In assessing his display since he joined Duncanville’s tradition-rich track and field program, Arterius Brown said this year essentially has set the tone for what figures to be an intriguing senior campaign, one that will likely include colleges inquiring about his services.
“I would say this season (has been great), because we had our first meet (in mid-February) and I ran the 4×400 and 4×200,” Anterius said. “I ran my personal best split on the 4×400 relay. I honestly believe our 4×400 will go to state this year. Adding the 4×200 will also give be an opportunity to gain another event under my belt.”
Aside from producing what is shaping up to be an impressive resume at Duncanville for college scouts, Anterius also has been nothing short of impressive in recent years on the AAU circuit for DeSoto Swift.
To his credit, his skills and contributions for this team has gone virtually unnoticed, considering Anterius has compiled a slew of awards and accolades, trends that will only add to what is already an impressive athletic resume.
For instance, Anterius has earned several AAU national medals, particularly when he appeared in the 2013 AAU National Club Championship as part of the sprint medley relay. Consequently, he took part in the 4×400-meter relay at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando that same year, as well as having earned a medal in completing at the 2013 AAU Jr. Olympics in the 4×400-meter relay.
Since entering the high school ranks, he has earned first-place honors in district competition, third in an area meet, and placed sixth overall in regional competition — all in his first full season at the varsity ranks.
“He improves more and more each season,” La Toni Brown said of her son’s constant progress. “He came from just running because he loves it to running to create personal best records. His overall skills entail him to being versatile, competitive, and a self-motivator. He has everything it takes to be successful with the many possibilities in front of him. I am very optimistic he will take advantage of his intelligence, dedication and passion as an athlete.”
Chances are the recruiting process likely will become very intriguing for dazzling La Toni’s son, this dazzling sprinter who has been nothing short of impressive in recent years.
Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.