Brown finishes his career having competed in six different events at
the state championship level, but Pratt thinks he still has room for
"I still think he can get faster and stronger," Pratt said of the
6-foot-2, 170-pounder. "I don't think he's fully developed yet."
Brown has said he hopes to run track and field at Notre Dame in
addition to football, and Notre Dame track coach Joe Piane conceded
the two have been e-mailing regularly for months.
With George Atkinson III, Josh Atkinson and Bennett Jackson competing
with the track and field team this winter and spring, a recent
precedent has been set for Brown to take advantage of both sports.
"Chris would like to do that," Pratt said. "I think Chris can compete
with them. When he gets to Notre Dame, he's going to get stronger and
get taught better technique than what I've taught him."
After everything Brown has done for his program at Hanahan, Pratt said
he's ready to see what Brown can do at the college level. Even if the
goodbye will be a little bittersweet.
"He was like a coach that could also triple jump 51 feet," Pratt said.
"He's really going to be missed -- his selflessness and not only his
talent, but his personality, his character and his leadership."