Empire athlete Yami Brown announced today he has made a commitment to Arizona Christian, an NAIA program located in Glendale.
Brown, a 5-foot-10 and 160-pound prospect, rushed for 668 yards on 70 carries with six touchdowns in 2019. The Ravens played only one game this fall because of COVID-19.
He also tallied 26 tackles as a cornerback in 2019.
After thinking where to go and having great talks with @Coach_SCoop I will be committing to Arizona Christian University and shoutouts to all the coaches helping get this far on my football journey I appreciate all of my coaches throughout the years and my family and friends. pic.twitter.com/w8sk41PgNJ
— Yani Brown (@YaniBrown2021) February 3, 2021
“What excites me is that I get a chance to achieve a dream,” Brown mentioned. “Not a lot of people play college football and I have done that now. There is just one more step.
“I chose Arizona Christian University because when I went on the visit the coaches really love their players and they care. And I want to get closer with God. Since it’s a Christian school I get to achieve that.”
Brown is one of 22 local Class of 2021 players who have committed or signed:
- Former Salpointe OT Jonah Miller on May 18 to Oregon. He signed on Dec. 16.
- CDO RB Stevie Rocker on July 16 to Arizona. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Ironwood Ridge QB Chase Cassel on Sept. 23 to St. Norbert.
- Nogales LB Rene R. Urias Jr. on Oct. 1 to Grinnell
- Cienega QB Ryan Swoger on Oct. 23 to South Dakota State. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Walden Grove LB Sebastian Adamski on Nov. 16 to Drake. He signed on Dec. 16.
- Cienega C Andrew Husfelt on Nov. 19 to Washburn. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Ironwood Ridge FS Dylan Cook on Nov. 24 to Morehead State
- Walden Grove WR Alex Culbertson on Nov. 24 to Simpson
- Catalina Foothills TE Garrick Krautz on Dec. 9 to Morehead State.
- Cienega SS Sebastian Felix on Dec. 16 to Drake. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega LB Isaiah Webb on Dec. 18 to Western New Mexico. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega DT Hunter Schlagel on Dec. 18 to Western New Mexico. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Buena OT Dominic Avant on Jan. 19 to Sioux Falls. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Pusch Ridge RB/DB Evan Lovett on Jan. 19 to Minot (N.D.) State. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Cienega WR/DB Charles Hamm III on Jan. 19 to Jamestown. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Buena RB Isaac Benoit on Jan. 20 to Sioux Falls
- Salpointe TE Fernando Torres on Jan. 22 to St. Olaf
- Cienega RB Gabe Levy on Jan. 23 to Mary. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Nogales WR Ricky Hanlan on Jan. 27 to Western New Mexico
- Cienega LB Josiah Flores on Feb. 2 to Fort Lewis. He signed on Feb. 3.
- Empire ATH Yani Brown on Feb. 3 to Arizona Christian
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