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Football: Paramount's Joe Brown signs with Miami

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 It happened so fast that Paramount's Joe Brown must have jet lag.

Last week, Paramount Coach Matt Howard emailed more than 50 colleges letting them to know that the 6-foot-4, 320-pound Brown had improved his SAT score and was now NCAA eligible. He included links to Hudl, grades and a transcript.

On Wednesday, UTEP made an offer. In the afternoon, right before he was heading home, Howard got a call from Miami. The school wanted Brown to come to Miami on a flight the next morning. Brown went on his recruiting visit and signed with Miami on Sunday.

"We're extremely excited," Howard said.

Brown had to make up a lot of classes the last two years, going to summer school and adult school, Athletic Director Alex Acosta said.

Then improvement on his SAT combined with his grades cleared the way for him to play college football.

Brown was a two-time defensive player of the year in the San Gabriel Valley League.

 

Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com

 

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