LOUISBURG HIGH SCHOOL MULTI-SPORT STANDOUT JAHEIM BROWN
LOUISBURG -- Louisburg High School baseball coach Al Bolton offers a simple-yet-true assessment of Jaheim Brown's multi-sport athletic talents.
"You don't get many kids like Jaheim,'' Bolton said. "He is a special player.''
That sentiment is shared by North Carolina A&T State University, which has been recruiting Brown for some time.
The feeling is mutual as Brown has verbally committed to continue his athletic career at A&T, a Division II school located in Greensboro.
One area that separated A&T from Brown's other suitors is that they plan to offer the LHS rising senior the opportunity to play both football and baseball.
Brown has been a day-one starter at pitcher and shortstop since his freshman campaign at LHS. He has been an All-Northern Carolina Conference pick on a trio of occasions and has also starred for the Dirtbags Travel Team.
In addition to allowing Brown the chance to do football and baseball, he also might have the opportunity to play both pitcher and infield on the diamond.
"I think the plan is to give Jaheim a shot to play both positions,'' Bolton said. "I think they are looking at him as a pitcher first, but they will also give him a chance to play infield and swing the bat.''
During his freshman through junior years, Brown teamed with Cale Bolton to give the Warriors an effective one-two combination on the mound.
With Bolton graduated heading into this past season, Brown was expected to take over the ace's role for LHS, but that didn't happen due to COVID-19 concerns.
"The best thing about Jaheim is that he just throws strikes,'' Coach Bolton said. "He doesn't walk anybody and he has three great pitches.
"Whenever you don't walk batters, you have a chance to be successful. Another thing is that Jaheim is just a tough competitor on the mound.''
Brown has taken that same attitude to the gridiron, where he has starred the past three campaigns at the quarterback position under veteran head coach Dontae Lassiter.
Brown has developed into LHS' team leader and has been an All-NCC pick the past two years. He is also regarded as the best passing quarterback the Warriors have possessed in recent memory.
Brown has also been a three-year starter in basketball at the wing position and has helped Louisburg to playoff berths in each of the past two seasons.
Brown is expected to finalize his commitment to North Carolina A&T by signing a letter-of-intent with the Aggies during the November Early Signing Period.