Utah State football: Former BYU walk-on QB Jordan Brown chooses USU after his LDS mission

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 2 2013 4:15 p.m. MST

Alta quarterback Jordan Brown, who wasn't offered any local scholarships out of high school, grayshirted at BYU before his LDS mission. Since he has returned, he has been offered and accepted a scholarship at Utah State.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

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SANDY — Former Alta High School quarterback Jordan Brown, a 5A all-state selection, has accepted a scholarship offer to play for Utah State, he announced Wednesday.

Brown, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback who walked on and grayshirted at BYU after high school, will enroll at USU this week and be awarded a scholarship for the 2013 season. He passed for more than 2,800 yards his senior year at Alta and helped lead the school to a state basketball championship as a guard.

Brown received the offer from former coach Gary Andersen, which was honored by his replacement, Matt Wells. BYU did not have a scholarship available for Brown upon his return from his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Santiago, Chile the first week of December 2012. He did speak to BYU offensive coach Brandon Doman the week of the USU offer.

"I have a unique situation that I can take advantage of and I'm excited to be playing for the Aggies," he said. "I'm heading up there this week."

Dick Harmon, Deseret News sports columnist, can be found on Twitter as Harmonwrites and can be contacted at dharmon@desnews.com.

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